Friday 5 October 6.30pm for 7.00pm
The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT
The Quantum of Alice
Quantum physics has been described as baffling, wondrous, logic-defying, and flying in the face of common sense. Perhaps it is not surprising, then, that physicists keep coming back to the Alice books for vocabulary, illustrations, and storylines to aid their explanations. This talk will explore how two Victorian children's books, written decades before the invention of quantum physics, are now used to help us understand it.