Today’s guest blog is by the team at QuantIC, who are showing how quantum physics can be used to save us all from a zombie apocalypse!
QuantIC is the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Quantum Enhanced Imaging based at the University of Glasgow. Our mission is to translate new technological applications and revolutionise imaging across industry and consumer markets.
We’re really excited to be involved with the Glasgow Science Festival this year with a few events to promote understanding of Quantum Physics. Many people think it is just weird science but a lot of our modern electronics is based on quantum physics. Lasers and our smartphones for example, wouldn’t exist without it.
Everyone thinks quantum physics is too difficult to understand, so alongside a Quantum Physics Teachers’ Workshop, we’re doing something completely different to show how quantum technology can be applied in a zombie outbreak. Yes, the walking dead will be roaming about in a secret location and the audience will have to get involved to survive and save the world!
We’re hoping everyone who comes will have fun and also learn something about our research. There’ll be some twists and turns – but we’ll keep those as a surprise. Can you escape from the walking dead?
Join the QuantIC team tonight for Mission Impossible: Agent Photon & the Quest for Quantum. The event is FREE but ticketed, see the website for more details.