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Saturday Morning Physics | From Nobel Prize Research to the Breakthrough Technologies Transforming our Lives

Kai Sun, Professor (U-M Physics)
Saturday, October 29, 2022
10:30-11:30 AM
170 and 182 Weiser Hall Map
New developments in technology have revolutionized the way we live, from smartphones and devices to the internet, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, clean energy, big data, and much more. These inventions have one thing in common: they originate from key discoveries in physics made decades earlier in research driven by curiosity. In this lecture, I will invite you to share your ranking of the most important technological developments of the new millennium, and I will explain which Nobel prize in physics made each of these innovations possible, how we continue to explore these physics questions today, and how current research may transform our lives in the future. To conclude, I will share my pick of the most important recent technology breakthrough and track its origin to the historical debate about the foundation of quantum physics: Einstein vs. the Copenhagen interpretation of whether or not God plays dice.

Lecture and Q&A, live-streamed on: TBA
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Basic Science, biophysics, Complex Systems, Faculty, Family, Free, Graduate Students, Lecture, Lifelong Learning, Physics, Science, Talk, the society of physics students, Undergraduate, Undergraduate Students
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