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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Quantum Mechanics 1: An Experimental Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: A discussion of the surprising results of the single slit and double slit experiments.
Learning Outcomes:
• How the single slit experiment suggests that chance is at the heart of nature, and that the behaviour of particles might need to be described by something different from Newton’s laws.
• How the double slit experiment suggests that understanding the behaviour of particles will require a radically new way of thinking about how nature works at a fundamental level.
• A video of an actual double slit experiment done with a beam of electrons (in case you don’t believe it).
Date: 10/08/2008 - 10:30 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
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