Funzing Talks: Paradoxes in Quantum Physics @ 177 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6SG, United Kingdom, London [13 February]

Funzing Talks: Paradoxes in Quantum Physics


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13
February
19:00 - 22:00

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177 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6SG, United Kingdom
More info & tickets: bit.ly/2kpmg6O
Doors: 7pm Talk starts: 7.30pm

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.

I'll provide some examples of paradoxical things — including riddles, illusions, jokes, and Zen Buddhist koans — to motivate some of the more paradoxical ideas in modern physics. I will argue that, ultimately, all learning takes the form of setting up and resolving paradoxes, and will discuss some of the famous thinkers who embraced paradoxes wholeheartedly to update our understanding of the world.

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.

— Funzing Talks are here to re-invent your evenings, creating an exciting alternative to having a drink in your local pub or bar. Funzing Talks pull together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire your evenings and expand your mind.

Held in a carefully selected range of intimate spaces, Funzing Talks is the ultimate boredom-buster.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives with like-minded, equally curious people. It's time to try something different — you never know where it may take you.
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