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Instant Expert: The Quantum Revolution

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Instant Expert: The Quantum Revolution

Quantum physics has been with us for more than a century. But how much do we really understand about it, and how can we put it to use? Does its famous weirdness help or hinder scientists looking to make new quantum technologies? Is a quantum revolution about to happen?

Come to our one-day masterclass and let six leading experts guide you through one of today's most exciting fields of science.


Speakers:

  • Erika Andersson, professor of quantum information science at Heriot-Watt University
  • Winfried Hensinger, professor of quantum technologies at the University of Sussex
  • James Ladyman, professor of philosophy of science at the University of Bristol
  • Plus, three more leading quantum experts to be announced
  • Hosted by Michael Brooks, New Scientist consultant and author of bestseller 13 Things That Don't Make Sense


Overview:

"There is growing research in the area of quantum computing, and enough progress is being made that NSA must act now." This statement, made last year by the US National Security Agency, shows that quantum technology is making rapid advances. NSA advice to businesses worldwide is that existing security measures could soon be broken by computers and other devices employing the strange powers possessed by quantum particles, such as atoms and photons. It sounds like science fiction – so what is really going on?

In this day of lectures and discussion, our experts will guide you through the quantum world, introducing its history and development, explaining what it means for our conception of reality, and looking into the emerging applications that are about to change the way we approach science, business and security. How does a quantum computer work? Does quantum entanglement undermine our notion of free will? Are spooks already using quantum ciphers? Do multiple copies of me exist in an ever-growing multiverse? Could the atoms in your body be in two places at once? Am I already using quantum technology? Will quantum computing revolutionise science?

Join our speakers as they explore the fascinating implications of the quantum revolution.


Topics covered will include:

  • How does a quantum computer work?
  • Does quantum entanglement undermine our notion of free will?
  • Are spooks already using quantum ciphers?
  • Do multiple copies of me exist in an ever-growing multiverse?
  • Could the atoms in your body be in two places at once?
  • Am I already using quantum technology?
  • And much more


Who should attend?

Anyone interested in the deepest workings of nature, whatever your age or background. Whether you're a scientist, a student or simply a fascinated human being, Instant Expert: The Quantum Revolution offers the chance to learn directly from the experts at our one-day masterclass.


What's included in your ticket:

  • In-depth and engaging talks from 6 leading experts
  • Ask-an-expert Quantum Question Time session
  • Your chance to meet our six speakers and host Michael Brooks
  • Buffet lunch, plus morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Exclusive Instant Expert certificate
  • Exclusive on-the-day New Scientist subscription deal, book and merchandise offers


Booking information:

  • The event will be held in the Brunei Auditorium at RCGP / 30 Euston Square.
  • Doors to the Auditorium will open at 9:15am, with talks commencing at 10am sharp. The event will finish at 5pm.
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  • The ticket price includes a buffet lunch, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments.
  • The schedule / exact running order for the day will be confirmed closer to the event, and will be emailed to all ticket holders.
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