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'Quantum Steampunk: The Physics of Yesterday's Tomorrow' - Nicole Yunger Halpern

Theoretical physicist Dr. Nicole Yunger Halpern will discuss her new book, 'Quantum Steampunk: The Physics of Yesterday's Tomorrow'. It is named one of “the best science books coming your way in 2022” by New Scientist. More details on the event to follow.

'Quantum Steampunk: The Physics of Yesterday's Tomorrow' - Nicole Yunger Halpern

Time & Location

10 Nov, 17:00 – 18:30

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About the Event

Dr. Nicole Yunger Halper is a theoretical physicist at the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science in Maryland. Her research group re-envisions 19th-century thermodynamics for the 21st century, using the mathematical toolkit of quantum information theory. They then apply quantum thermodynamics as a lens through which to view the rest of science. Nicole calls this research “quantum steampunk,” after the steampunk genre of art and literature that juxtaposes Victorian settings (à la thermodynamics) with futuristic technologies (à la quantum information). Check out her website: https://quantumsteampunk.umiacs.io/

In this talk, Nicole will discuss her book, 'Quantum Steampunk: The Physics of Yesterday’s Tomorrow'. 

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