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Quantum theory

Chris Pickard talks about how Nature’s mysterious non-determinism is captured by quantum mechanics in part 4 of our Grand Tour of Science.

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Chris Pickard

Prof. Chris Pickard is Sir Alan Cottrell Professor of Materials Science at Cambridge University. He did his PhD at Cambridge, since when he has worked at the universities of Kiel, Paris and London. Prof Pickard explores the universe at the atomic scale through quantum mechanics.

Series The Grand Tour of Science is a comprehensive account of modern science in seven two-hour lectures for the public. The lectures are in two parts, with drinks and discussion before, in between and after.

Talk This lecture covers:
• Conundrums of the atom and black-body radiation
• Wave mechanics and matrix mechanics
• Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle
• Discovery of antimatter
• Quantum information and materials science