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Quantum Voyages

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
Social and Emotional Dimensions of Well-Being
Location
Beckman Institute, Auditorium
Date
Apr 4, 2018   6:00 pm  
Contact
Smitha Vishveshwara
E-Mail
smivish@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-4370
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Originating Calendar
Beckman Select Events

Quantum Voyage - a theater production: 

Guided by Sapienza, the spirit of knowledge, two voyagers enter the microscopic realm of atomic landscapes and quantum conundrums to discover a magnificent and baffling world foreign to every day human experience. As in epic and fairy tales – say, the Metamorphosis or the Nutcracker, the voyagers explore land after land, each tickling the viewer’s imagination and, unlike fairy tales, offering glimpses of a world we believe actually resides around us. The trio confront terrifying prospects of being Dead and Alive at once, encounter electrons acting as waves, are pelleted by photons, glide through diaphanous orbitals of atoms, precess in Magnetic Resonant Imaging machines, levitate above superconducting surfaces, and navigate disordered quantum terrains within complex materials. The two voyagers emerge awakened to the miniscule scapes within us and the affirmation that things are never what they seem

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