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How the quantum world makes the impossible possible


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18:30 - 20:00


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Join us to explore the dizzying possibilities of the quantum world. 

Penrose triangle

Quantum theory, our attempt to describe the behaviour of the very smallest scales in the universe, is littered with counter-intuitive predictions.

Many, like the idea of an object being in two places at once, are impossible scenarios in our classical understanding of the world, but are nevertheless present and predictable at quantum scales.

Join Dr Paul Skrzypczyk to explore the limits of this contradictory world and discover how we might put its impossibilities to use.

What is a Café Scientifique?

A Café Scientifique is an informal dialogue-based event with a scientist. A short talk by the speaker is followed by audience questions, an interactive activity and discussion for the rest of the event.

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How the quantum world makes the impossible possible The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK