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Instant Expert: The Quantum World

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?

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


Overview:

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.


Speakers:

  • Johnjoe McFadden, professor of molecular genetics at the University of Surrey will talk about the idea that evolution may have harnessed the strange characteristics of quantum theory and put them to work in very practical ways
  • Ying Lia Li, doctoral fellow at University College London will talk about experiments that test the limits of quantum mechanics
  • Tony Short, senior lecturer at the University of Bristol talking about his work as a theorist is leading to a deeper understanding of quantum theory and powerful new concepts that can be applied to fundamental physics
  • Vera Schäfer, postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford will be talking about quantum computing
  • Mike Blake, mathematical physicist at the University of Bristol
  • Euan Allen, research fellow at the University of Bristol



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 World 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


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  • The event will be held at We the Curious, Bristol.
  • 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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