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Funzing Talks | Paradoxes in Quantum Physics

Funzing Talks | Paradoxes in Quantum Physics

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  •  177 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6PJ
Suitable for: Adults
Dr. Felix Flicker is the Astor Fellow of Physics at New College, Oxford. His research concerns the application of geometry and topology to quantum materials. More Info »
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We all know that life is full of paradoxes, even if we find it hard to say what a paradox is! It stands to reason that our models of the world, as captured by theoretical physics, themselves contain many paradoxes.

We'll see some examples of paradoxical things - including riddles, illusions, jokes, and Zen Buddhist koans - focussing in particular on that most paradoxical of subjects, quantum mechanics. Taking a cue from some famous thinkers who embraced paradox wholeheartedly, we will investigate how to use paradoxical thinking to help us address problems in our day-to-day lives.

Felix Flicker is the Astor Fellow of Physics at New College, Oxford. His research concerns the application of geometry and topology (roughly, the study of shapes) to the quantum mechanics of materials.

Venue: Number 177, Hoxton

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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We all know that life is full of paradoxes, even if we find it hard to say what a paradox is! It stands to reason that our models of the world, as captured by theoretical physics, themselves contain many paradoxes. We'll see some examples of par... Read More
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