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Add to Calendar 3/30/2018 7:30 pm 3/30/2018 8:35 pm America/Chicago AJL@80 Public Performance: “Quantum Voyages" DESCRIPTION:

This performance is a part of AJL@80, 80th Birthday celebration of Nobel Prize Winner and Illinois Macarthur Professor of Physics Tony Leggett.

Performance description:

Guided by Sapienza, the spirit of knowledge, two voyagers enter the microscopic realm of atomic landscapes and quantum conundrums to discover a magnificent and baffling world foreign to every day human experience. As in epic and fairy tales – say, the Metamorphosis or the Nutcracker, the voyagers explore land after land, each tickling the viewer’s imagination and, unlike fairy tales, offering glimpses of a world we believe actually resides around us. The trio confront terrifying prospects of being Dead and Alive at once, encounter electrons acting as waves, are pelleted by photons, glide through diaphanous orbitals of atoms, precess in Magnetic Resonant Imaging machines, levitate above superconducting surfaces, and navigate disordered quantum terrains within complex materials. The two voyagers emerge awakened to the miniscule scapes within us and the affirmation that things are never what they seem.

Public Lecture will follow this performance.

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Smitha Vishveshwara, Latrelle Bright

i hotel, 1900 S. First St., Champaign, IL

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AJL@80 Public Performance: “Quantum Voyages"

Speaker Smitha Vishveshwara, Latrelle Bright
Date: 3/30/2018
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 8:35 p.m.
Location:

i hotel, 1900 S. First St., Champaign, IL

Event Contact: Becky McDuffee
217-300-0898
mcduffbe@illinois.edu
Sponsor:

Dept. of Physics

Event Type: Performance
 

This performance is a part of AJL@80, 80th Birthday celebration of Nobel Prize Winner and Illinois Macarthur Professor of Physics Tony Leggett.

Performance description:

Guided by Sapienza, the spirit of knowledge, two voyagers enter the microscopic realm of atomic landscapes and quantum conundrums to discover a magnificent and baffling world foreign to every day human experience. As in epic and fairy tales – say, the Metamorphosis or the Nutcracker, the voyagers explore land after land, each tickling the viewer’s imagination and, unlike fairy tales, offering glimpses of a world we believe actually resides around us. The trio confront terrifying prospects of being Dead and Alive at once, encounter electrons acting as waves, are pelleted by photons, glide through diaphanous orbitals of atoms, precess in Magnetic Resonant Imaging machines, levitate above superconducting surfaces, and navigate disordered quantum terrains within complex materials. The two voyagers emerge awakened to the miniscule scapes within us and the affirmation that things are never what they seem.

Public Lecture will follow this performance.

To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact the person listed above, or the unit hosting the event.

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