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Quantum, explained

Quantum, explained

Beta Station at CCCB holds conferences with experts to delve deeper into knowledge about physics at the most fundamental scale and find out about its applications.

What do quantum physics and the study of the brain have in common? In the context of the rapid expansion of the digital society, can quantum physics contribute to visualising and interpreting the vast volume of data we generate each day? Is there some kind of link between this area of physics and artistic expression? These days you can find responses to these and many other questions thanks to the sessions in the Quantum explained by experts series, which the CCCB has planned for its Beta Station. The sessions are part of the Quantum exhibition, which can be visited until 24 September.

Quantum mechanics describes the behaviour of matter at the smallest scale. Molecules, atoms and fundamental particles are governed by quantum laws. The knowledge built up by studying this over the last century has opened up ever more options to apply it in research, technology, culture and our lives in general. However, quantum goes far beyond this. Its nature often runs counter to our intuition and understanding, and the search for a world so intimate and unreachable by our limited senses has given cause for reflection and inspiration in many areas such as philosophy, art and much of the humanities.

The sessions planned by Beta Station as part of the Quantum exhibition specifically focus on discussing all of these aspects. On Thursday, 12 September, an expert in quantum optics and an expert in biomedicine will lead the Quantum physics and neuroscience session. On Tuesday, 17 September, at Quantum: the experiment continues, five creative professionals and one scientist will discuss the arts' ability to help understand and interpret the principles of quantum physics. And on Wednesday, 18 September, the Quantum and data visualisation session will look at the potential for design and soundification to interpret the quantum world.

See more information through this link.

 

Publication date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019
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