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An Interfering Conversation About The Quantum World

Tuesday 10 April

In quantum physics, what a physical system does, depends on the possible alternative paths available to it. The alternatives interfere with each other and this phenomenon of quantum interference means that in speaking of the quantum world we seem to have to walk what the particle physicist Richard Feynman called “a logical tightrope”. How should we picture the quantum world whilst walking this tightrope? Since matter is quantum mechanical and, according to Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, matter curves spacetime, what does this mean about the nature of spacetime?

Join comedian Susan Morrison and theoretical physicist Prof Fay Dowker for a discussion on quantum mechanics, logic, spacetime and the role of mathematics in science.

Presented by International Centre for Mathematical Sciences

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