Quantum Gravity in the Lab

Event Start:
2021-07-22T16:00:00
Event End:
2021-07-22T17:00:00
Event Information:

It has long been assumed that gravity and quantum mechanics can only be confronted at very high energies ~ 1.2 x 10^28 eV (enough to boil 5 tons of water, and 15 orders of magnitude above the range of particle accelerators). However, recent theory indicates that gravity may cause a breakdown of quantum mechanics at much lower energies, for large masses. This has led to a new experimental field in which such a breakdown is sought in earth-based labs.

Event Location:
Connect via zoom
Speaker:
Philip Stamp (zoom)
Add to Calendar Event Start: 2021-07-22T16:00:00 Event End: 2021-07-22T17:00:00 Quantum Gravity in the Lab Event Information: It has long been assumed that gravity and quantum mechanics can only be confronted at very high energies ~ 1.2 x 10^28 eV (enough to boil 5 tons of water, and 15 orders of magnitude above the range of particle accelerators). However, recent theory indicates that gravity may cause a breakdown of quantum mechanics at much lower energies, for large masses. This has led to a new experimental field in which such a breakdown is sought in earth-based labs. Event Location: Connect via zoom

Source URL: https://phas.ubc.ca/quantum-gravity-lab