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“Ask a Scientist” Event: Quantum Mechanics | Potrero Hill

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE

Event Details

In the miniature world of atoms some weird stuff can happen. An object can be in two places at the same time. Particles can pop into existence and then vanish, or go from spot to another without crossing the distance in between. One particle can even affect another particle meters away instantaneously.

Weirdest of all, taking measurements of particles can fundamentally change their behavior — so how do scientists even know what they’re talking about? Come learn the fundamental difference between the quantum world and the classical, and discover the principle methodology for probing particles.

SPEAKER: Ryan Nurmela, Director, QuantumCamp
VENUE: Horatius
ADDRESS: 350 Kansas (btw. 16th & 17th) San Francisco

Ask a Scientist is an informative, entertaining, science lecture series, held at a San Francisco cafe. Each event features a speaker on a current topic, a short presentation, and the opportunity to ask all those burning questions that have been keeping you up at night. No tests, grades, or pressure…just food, drinks, socializing, and conversation about the universe’s most fascinating mysteries.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
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