Five surprises from quantum theory
Stephen Barnett (University of Glasgow)
Tuesday 2nd December, 2014 15:00-16:00 Maths 203
The quantum world is a mysterious and in many ways counterintuitive one. I shall illustrate this with five conceptual questions and some surprising answers:
1. do photons interfere with each other?
2. what can we measure?
3. what can we know?
4. if a tree falls in a forest and there is nobody to hear it, does it make a noise?
5. Are energy and momentum always conserved?