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Living in a Quantum World

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19:30 – 20:30 4 Nov 2014
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Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Speakers: Prof. Vlatko Vedral, Oxford and Singapore Universities

*Please note change of date for this lecture to 4 November 2014*

Quantum mechanics is commonly said to be a theory of microscopic things: molecules, atoms, subatomic particles. Nearly all physicists, though, think it applies to everything, no matter what the size. The reason its distinctive features tend to be hidden is not a simple matter of scale. Over the past several years experimentalists have seen quantum effects in a growing number of macroscopic systems.

The quintessential quantum effect, entanglement, can even occur in large systems as well as warm ones – including living organisms – even though molecular jiggling might be expected to disrupt entanglement. I plan to discuss my work on both the fundamental aspects of quantum physics and some potential applications to biology and technology.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP London & SE Branch
Contact details: Prof. Ray Mackintosh
Email: raymond.mackintosh@open.ac.uk

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