7.00pm to 8.30pm daily, Monday 14 September
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When mentioned in passing, quantum theory can seem mystifying, with talk of uncertainty, being in two places at once and teleportation. However, it is a theory that arose from a need to explain important physical phenomena, such as the structure and behaviour of atoms, and is now used in nearly every area of physics.
Quantum theory is essential to understand the interaction of light with matter, semiconductors, superconductors, all of chemistry, lasers and more. Quantum physics also points towards exciting technological developments, many realized in the lab, such as quantum computing, teleportation, simulation and cryptography.
This course aims to demystify this most enigmatic area of physics, and to convey the consistency, accuracy and usefulness of quantum theory. There will be a heavy emphasis on what has been achieved in the field, and resulting technological innovations. The following topics will be covered:
Participants will need only a passing knowledge of mathematics to A-Level standard.
The course will run for five, 90 minute sessions, every evening from Monday 14 to Friday 18 September.
The course costs £180 (£160 Members) for five sessions, including all course materials and refreshments.
This course will cover the same material of James' course from September 2014.
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