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Unveiling Quantum Mechanics through its founding fathers

Quantum Mechanics
Stefano Carignano
Luca Tagliacozzo, ICCUB
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The researchers Stefano Carignano (ICCUB) and Luca Tagliacozzo (CSIC) are offering a series of workshops at the Cultural Centre Casa Elizalde (Barcelona) in which they will introduce us to the mysteries of Quantum Mechanics. The workshops will take place every Wednesday of the week, starting on January 26, 2022.


Here you can find all the information about this activitiy:


When? Wednesdays, from 7:45 pm to 8:45 pm
Where? Centre Cultural Casa Elizalde (Barcelona)
Nº of sessions: 10
Language: Spanish


Workshop description:

We will discover Quantum Mechanics through the eyes of its inventors Planck, Bohr, Einstein, Pauli, Bose, Schrödinger and Heisenberg. We will get an understanding of how quantum mechanics clashes with our classical view of the world. By discussing John Bell’s experiments, we will see that, however uncomfortable, we must accept the stochasticity of the quantum world and learn to live with the uncertainty that this brings. If we manage to overcome the anguish of this uncertainty, it becomes an asset that allows us to design increasingly powerful technologies. Dive in the microscopic world where the laws of quantum physics oppose classical physics. Amazing, huh? We encourage you to find out!


Methodology: Guided discussions about the suggested topics


Sessions description:

  1. Newton’s perfect design and the pixeled world of Max Planck
  2. Niels Bohr’s quantum leaps. Stochasticity and Albert Einstein
  3. Wolfgang Pauli’s exclusion principle and the bosons of Satyendra Bose
  4. Erwin Schrödinger and his equation
  5. The uncertainty of Werner Heisenberg
  6. The opposition, Einstein, Podolski and Rosen
  7. John Bell and his theorem
  8. Schrödinger’s cat and the frontier between the quantum and the classical worlds
  9. Everett’s parallel worlds
  10. Quantum Physics and Technologies today


About the professors

Luca Tagliacozzo is a theoretical physicist that works in the field of quantum information and many-body quantum systems. His profession has taken him all around the world. In recent years, he has worked as a lecturer at the University of Glasgow, as a Ramón y Cajal researcher at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona and he has recently become a senior scientist at the Institute of Fundamental Physics at CSIC, where he will continue to study quantum mechanics and its oddities which keep on amazing him.

Stefano Carignano is a theoretical physicist specialized in the study of quantum and relativistic models to describe the properties of matter under extreme conditions. He has worked in several research centres in Germany, the US and Italy and he is currently a researcher at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona.

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