POSTPONED: Seeing is believing – is "detecting" the same as "seeing"?

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Frankopan Hall

West Court

Jesus College, Jesus Lane

Cambridge

CB5 8BQ

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Physics is an empirical science where the experiment reigns supreme, and modern physics arguably started when Newton observed apples falling from a tree. Nowadays, however, scientists typically look at images and graphs generated by computers analysing data from potentially complex experiments.

Join Dr Ulrich Schneider, University Reader in Many-body Physics, for the Cambridge Science Festival 2020 to explore whether this fundamentally is still the same thing as ‘seeing’, and whether the development of ever more complex experiments did change the way we do physics. Can we actually see an atom or a black hole?

Join us on Twitter: @UlrichCamPhy @Intellforum @camscience

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Frankopan Hall

West Court

Jesus College, Jesus Lane

Cambridge

CB5 8BQ

United Kingdom

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