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Alice and Bob in Quantum Wonderland Talk

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Time: 7:30 pm, Wednesday 6th March.

Place: P/T/006, Exhibition Centre.

On Wednesday Week 9, Professor Emeritus Tony Sudbery will take us on a journey through the weird world of the very small. This is the abstract: 'In the shadowy world of the very small, nothing quite makes sense. Many scientists believe that ideas from science fiction, like parallel universes, are needed to understand what's going on. Recently they have begun to realise that there are technological opportunities in the mysterious behaviour of sub-atomic particles, and the science fiction becomes real as laboratories demonstrate teleportation and telepathy. In this talk we try to show how quantum theory can be harnessed in super-powerful computing, code breaking and secure communication, and there is a dramatic interlude showing the effect on two young people's lives.'

Tony is a noted mathematician and was previously head of the Mathematics Department at York. He has given many popular (and serious) lectures to audiences across the country, and MathSoc many times. If our archive is anything to go by this lecture should be awesome.

This talk will be suited for all - whether you know nothing of mathematical physics or know it all.

If you missed any of this so far excellent lecture series then don't make the same mistake again. Join us, 7.30pm Wednesday 6th March (week 9), in P/T/006. We will be going to The Lounge for drinks after.

This lecture series is designed to get you thinking about mathematics in a way that ordinary lectures struggle to do - by taking a look at the 'big picture' and the wider motivation and inspiration behind our subject. In previous years the Maths Society has hosted famous speakers such as Simon Sing.

This is the facebook link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/582657471745753/

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