Quantum Weirdness, Laser Imaging and The Light of EinsteinDate:
29 October 2014
W/Prof David Blair, Director Australian International Gravitational Research Centre.
David Blair's talk will be divided into two parts:
Quantum weirdness: beautiful impossibilities, obvious confusion, live:
With a simple apparatus David Blair will show how a laser and a windscreen wiper allows you to generate images, in real time, that expose the weirdness of the quantum world. The hope is that the audience will be confronted with the reality of the mysterious correlations or non-locality that is the most baffling aspect of the quantum world.
Plans for The Light of Einstein:
Next year is the centenary of Einstein’s theory of gravity and is also the International Year of Light. In the second part of his talk, Blair will talk about ideas for The Light of Einstein Exhibition that aims to bring this all together with art and science.
David Blair is the Director of the Australian International Gravitational Research Centre (AIGRC) based in the School of physics at The University of Western Australia. AIGRC was established in 1990 to enable a cooperative research centre providing a national focus in a major frontier in physics: the detection of gravitational waves and the development of gravitational astronomy. Through strong national and international participation, the research centre concentrates on the development of advanced technologies driven by the goal of the next generation large scale gravitational observatory construction.
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