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International Summer School for Young Physicists is a national two-week summer school designed to capture the scientific imagination of grade 11 students (secondaire V in Québec) and nurture their passion for physics through an exploration of the fascinating mysteries of our universe.

Organizer(s): Damian Pope  

Collection URL: http://pirsa.org/C07016

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Quantum Information and Entanglement - ISSYP Keynote Session
Speaker(s): Jonathan Walgate
Abstract: One simple way to think about physics is in terms of information. We gain information about physical systems by observing them, and with luck this data allows us to predict what they will do next. Quantum mechanics doesn't just change the rules about how physical objects behave - it changes the rule... read more
Date: 30/07/2007 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP 2007

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The Quantum Information Age - ISSYP Keynote Session
Speaker(s): Daniel Gottesman
Abstract: The world at the size of individual atoms obeys very different laws of physics from those we are used to in the everyday world around us. Quantum mechanics rules, allowing atoms to be, in some sense, in more than one place at a time. Researchers all over the world are working to build "quantum compu... read more
Date: 01/08/2007 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP 2007

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The Nature of Space and Time
Speaker(s): Lee Smolin
Abstract: An autobiographical story of how Prof. Lee Smolin got interested in theoretical physics, followed by a broad and deep introduction to what Einstein did.
Date: 01/08/2007 - 1:00 pm
Collection: ISSYP 2007

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Physics of the 20th Century: The Incomplete Revolution - ISSYP Keynote Session
Speaker(s): Simone Speziale
Abstract: In the first part of the talk, a brief introduction to general relativity and quantum theory is given. Their independent successes are discussed, as well as the desire and difficulty in merging them, to obtain a unique language to describe the universe. Then I focus on Loop quantum gravity, a parti... read more
Date: 07/08/2007 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP 2007

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Large Extra Dimensions - ISSYP Keynote Session
Abstract: It is an open question why gravity is so much weaker than the other three interactions we know. One possible answer which has been suggested is that this mismatch is only apparently so, and a feature we observe on large distances. The strength of gravity on small distances could grow faster than an... read more
Date: 23/08/2007 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP 2007

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The Strange Quantum: What does it mean and how can we use it? ISSYP Keynote Session
Speaker(s): Robert Spekkens
Abstract: In this talk, I describe some very simple but significant phenomena predicted by quantum theory. These are described simply in terms of what is observed in the laboratory, without making any presumptions about what sort of microscopic picture of reality might account for these observations. With th... read more
Date: 25/08/2007 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP 2007
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