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Quantum: Separating Science Fiction and Science Fact

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a fascinating lecture on the everyday relevance of quantum physics, presented by John Donohue from the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo.  

In pop culture, “quantum physics” is often used to indicate something mysterious and frighteningly complicated, or as a magical theory that allows us to explain away all sorts of fantastical technologies.  In reality, quantum science is a well-established field that has produced many real-world technologies used all around the world. In this talk, we’ll examine quantum in science fiction, exploring their interpretations and diving into what the science says. We’ll consider how quantum is used modern quantum technologies, learn how to avoid quantum snake oil, and discover some of the revolutionary future technologies that quantum science enables.


Kitchener Public Library – Central Library
85 Queen St N, Kitchener ON N2H 2H1
ON Canada
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