Quantum theory has allowed us to understand in depth the microscopic world, leading to technologies which have revolutionised our lives. And yet, in spite of its successes, quantum physics seems strange and counterintuitive.

Some of its concepts, such as superposition and entanglement, are famously illustrated by the story of Schrödinger’s cat, which the Austrian physicist imagined to be suspended between life and death. Recent technological advances have allowed us to create small laboratory versions of Schrödinger’s cat which directly reveal the most counterintuitive and fascinating aspects of quantum behaviour.

The lecture will take place from 6.30pm in Room 3.25 of the John Anderson Building at the University of Strathclyde.

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Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity for a question and answer session with Professor Haroche.