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Lectures on Quantum Phenomena
February 12, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Presented by the Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics in cooperation with St. John’s College
Schroedinger’s Mirrors: Confronting Quantum Physics with Gravity
Recent experiments around the world have now demonstrated the first steps into the quantum regime of massive mechanical objects. This opens the door to a hitherto untested parameter regime of macroscopic quantum physics. Due to the large available mass range — from picograms in nanomechanical waveguides to kilograms in mirrors for gravitational wave detection — it becomes possible to explore the fascinating interface between quantum physics and gravity in table-top quantum optics experiments. This means that it will finally be possible, in earth-based physics labs, to confront the 2 great theories of physics – Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, and Quantum Mechanics.
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