In this public lecture at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, physicist Robert Spekkens will discuss the world of the teeny-tiny. Particularly, he’ll talk about his theory for why many quantum mysteries are, just that, mysteries — They result from what he says are relatively simple mistakes surrounding quantum states. According to a Perimeter Institute statement, “Along the way, he will address some idiosyncratic questions, such as: What did Plato have to say about Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle? What do poorly-implemented clinical drug trials have to do with ‘spooky action at a distance’? And, most importantly, what did the successful deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphs teach us about the interpretation of quantum theory?” 

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In this Perimeter Institute Public Lecture, mathematician and pianist Eugenia Cheng will demonstrate the fun of math with an emphasis on those edible examples like pi, or pie. 

 

In a public lecture tonight at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, James Weatherall will tell the story of quants, or quantitative analysts, who brought math and physics to the financial market. Even today, advances in math and physics are helping Wall Street to make better predictions about the stock market and possible crashes.

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