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Quantum Voyages

Event Type
Performance
Topics
arts, dance, performance art, science
Sponsor
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Location
Beckman Auditorium
Date
Apr 4, 2018   7:30 pm  
Cost
Free
Contact
Maeve Reilly
E-Mail
mjreilly@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-7316
Views
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Originating Calendar
Beckman Select Events

Quantum Voyages

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, 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; are examined in magnetic resonance 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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