Quantum Materials Public Lecture 2019

23 Sep 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
General public (Age 14+)


Physicists try to find the laws that govern the Universe, discover new particles and explain phenomena. But what if the rules that govern the Universe were different? What would happen then? This question is not just an academic one. Every new material discovered behaves like a new Universe, with different laws and sometimes new particles. This talk will explain how this idea works in practice and how the different universes discovered in so-called quantum materials are changing the way we think about the physical world.

The 2019 Quantum Materials Public Lecture will be given by Prof Stephen Blundell.

Professor Blundell is a Professor of Physics at Oxford University, in the Quantum Materials Group. In addition to his research, he has written many books explaining his work and related topics to a wide range of audiences, and has appeared on national television and radio.

This event will be free to attend. To register, please complete this form.

This public lecture is the closing event of the Oxford Quantum Materials Symposium 2019. More information about the symposium is available here: https://qms.web.ox.ac.uk/

For more information contact: 

Dr Kathryn Boast, Quantum Materials Outreach Officer