The UA College of Science presents the last of five free lectures at Centennial Hall on "Rethinking Reality." Our intuitive understanding of reality comes from what we see and experience, but modern physics tells us that our world is actually stranger than the one we see, hear and touch every day.
Pierre Meystre will discuss how the quantum became central to our quest for a fundamental understanding of nature, from the structure of atoms and light to the Standard Model of particle physics, and beyond. As we learned how to tame, and increasingly how to domesticate the quantum, this resulted in a technological 'Quantum Revolution' with a profound impact on our lives. Worldwide efforts at domesticating this elusive quantum attribute may lead to a 'Second Quantum Revolution,' with much promise for quantum communications, quantum metrology and quantum computing.
Parking is available on a pay-per-use basis in the Tyndall Avenue Garage.