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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
Marcus Aspelmeyer
Vienna

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.
To learn more please visit his webpage.

More info: http://pitp.physics.ubc.ca/quant_lect/2014/Aspelmeyer.html

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Date:
February 12, 2014
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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St. John’s College – Social Lounge

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