Pushing the frontiers of Physics

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22 June 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Pushing the frontiers of Physics – Dr. Andrew Casey, ultra-low temperature physicist at Royal Holloway, University of London

Physicists observe the physical world using a diverse range of techniques. The big challenge for the experimentalists is to make their devices more and more sensitive, opening up new possibilities for discovery. In this talk, Dr. Andrew Casey will discuss a set of experiments that push the frontiers of sensitivity, aiming to find new Physics.
Such experiments include LIGO, the unique gravitational waves observatory which managed to detect the spinning black holes. This discovery was made only after of decades trying to measure a difference in path length as small as a thousandth of the atom. Another example is nanoelectromechanical systems able to detect a single proton, by measuring its mass, which is 10to the minus 26 times smaller than a kilogram.

Join us at Royal Holloway for our Physics Evening Lectures season finale to find out about the pioneers who try to defy (or at least sneak behind) the uncertainty principle to measure in extreme accuracy and lead the way to a new fundamental understanding of the world around us.

For further information and to book a place see – https://physics-frontiers.eventbrite.co.uk



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  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Windsor Auditorium, Holloway Campus, Egham Hill, Egham, TW20 0EX
  • United Kingdom
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