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Instant Expert: The Quantum World
Sat, March 11, 2017, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
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New Scientist presents... Instant Expert: The Quantum World
Fascinated by quantum physics and want to find out more? Six leading experts in the field will guide you through this intriguing and often bizarre world in our one-day masterclass.
- Vladan Vuletic – professor of physics at MIT
- Seth Lloyd – professor of mechanical engineering at MIT
- Tulika Bose – associate professor at Boston University
- Janet Conrad – professor of physics at MIT
- Aram Harrow – assistant professor of physics, Centre for Theoretical Physics at MIT
- David Kaiser – physicist and historian of science at MIT, author of How the Hippies Saved Physics
- Hosted by Lisa Grossman, New Scientist physics news editor
Quantum theory is our very best description of the microscopic world of atoms and their constituents. It has given us lasers, computers and nuclear reactors, and even tells us how the sun shines and why the ground beneath our feet is solid.
Yet the quantum world defies our sensibilities – it is a place where objects can be in two places at once, influence each other at opposite sides of the cosmos and nothing is as it seems until you measure it. Why is the quantum world so strange? Where does it begin and end? And what does this mean for the bedrock of reality?
In attempting to address such frontier questions, physicists have come to realise that the quantum world promises exciting new technologies: the ability to communicate with absolute security, computers more powerful than anything built before and even quantum teleportation.
Join our speakers on a highly engaging journey through the quantum world and prepare to expand your mind.
Topics covered will include:
- Why is the world quantum?
- Quantum computing
- Quantum technology
- And much more
Who should attend?
Whether you're a scientist, student or are only casually interested in the quantum world, Instant Expert: The Quantum World offers the chance to learn directly from the experts in this fascinating field with our one-day masterclass.
- You are curious about quantum physics and want a step-by-step guide without mathematics
- Popular articles have whetted your appetite, yet you have struggled to understand physics textbooks
- You want to learn about the frontiers of research from scientists at the coalface
What's included in your ticket:
- In-depth and engaging talks from 6 leading quantum experts
- Ask-an-expert Quantum Question Time session
- Your chance to meet the speakers
- Continental breakfast, lunch, plus morning and afternoon refreshments
- Exclusive Instant Expert: The Quantum World certificate
- Exclusive New Scientist magazine subscription deal available on the day
- The event will be held at Suffolk University in Boston, Tremont Street in Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood.
- Doors 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 continental breakfast, lunch, plus morning and afternoon refreshments.
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- A limited number of Student tickets are available priced at $99. No other concessionary tickets are available for this event.
- Early bird discounted tickets are available until midnight (EST) on Sunday February 12, 2017, and are priced at $99 (saving $50 on the full standard ticket price of $149).