The realm of quantum physics where things can be in two places at once, cats can be both alive and dead, and objects can pass ghost-like through walls

When?
Monday, November 23 2015 at 8:00PM

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Where?

Wickhurst Lane
Broadbridge Heath
Horsham
RH12 3LY

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Who?
Jacob Dunningham

What's the talk about?

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On a microscopic level the Universe is a strange wonderland where things are not as they seem. This is the realm of quantum physics where things can be in two places at once, cats can be both alive and dead, and objects can pass ghost-like through walls. More intriguing perhaps is the fact that the Universe is fundamentally random and changes its reality in response to our actions.

In this talk Dr Jacob Dunningham will briefly introduce some of these ideas and then show how they are impacting our current views on consciousness and free will.

 

About the speaker

Dr Jacob Dunningham is Reader at the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Co-Director of the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies. He began his studies at the University of Auckland and subsequently studied for a doctorate at the University of Oxford where he then became a Research Fellow. Dr Dunningham then moved to the University of Leeds, and in 2010 to Sussex.

Dr Dunningham's research into quantum mechanical entanglement spans the fields of quantum information, quantum optics, Bose-Einstein condensation, and metrology. He is interested in fundamental issues of entanglement as well as understanding how useful entaglement can be created and exploited in practical schemes.