Does God play with dice?
Published: 8 May 2007
As part of the Glasgow University Science Festival, Professor of Physics, Miles Padgett will give a public lecture on Thursday 10 May
As part of the Glasgow University Science Festival, Professor of Physics, Miles Padgett will give a public lecture on Thursday 10 May responding to the question 'Does God play with dice?'
In 1905 Einstein published three articles that changed our understanding of the world forever. He explained how Brownian motion proved the world was made of atoms, he understood how the fixed speed of light led to special relativity and finally (for which he was won the Nobel prize), that light itself came in particles. The particle nature of light led to the development of Quantum Mechanics, an understanding of how nature works at the most fundamental level. However, there were subtle aspects of it that caused Einstein concern, leading to his quote 'God does not play dice with nature'.
The lecture will take place at 7pm on Thursday 10 May 2007 in the Boyd Orr Building, University Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.
Kate Richardson (K.Richardson@admin.gla.ac.uk)
For more information please contact Kate Richardson at the University of Glasgow's Media Relations Office on 0141 330 3683 or email K.Richardson@admin.gla.ac.uk
First published: 8 May 2007