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Café Scientifique: Quantum mechanics

Quantum mechanics now drives and shapes the modern world by making possible everything from computers to washing machines.


Join Manjit Kumar, author and consulting science editor of Wired UK, as we take a look at the seemingly impenetrable concept of quantum mechanics. For most of the twentieth century, the ideas of quantization divided physicists across the world and led the American Nobel Prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann to describe quantum mechanics as ‘that mysterious, confusing discipline which none of us really understands but which we know how to use'. And use it we have...

Quantum mechanics now drives and shapes the modern world by making everything from computers to washing machines and mobile phones to nuclear weapons possible. It was the battleground for one of the greatest clashes in intellectual history as Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr argued over the correct interpretation of the theory.

Join us for this discussion as we explore the origins of the quantum and how, as Gell-Mann once wrote, ‘Bohr brainwashed a whole generation of physicists into ‘believing' the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics'.


Speaker(s):

Mr Manjit Kumar | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

21 September 2009 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

The Royal Institution
21 Albemarle Street
London
W1S 4BS
020 7409 2992
http://www.rigb.org/

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