TQW at the Times Cheltenham Science Festival

We had a super-fun day in the Adults ONLY Area 42 tent at the Times Cheltenham Science Festival on Friday 15th June. We really managed to get into the nitty-gritty of Quantum theory with a very receptive audience. We also danced with robots, drove a tank, saved a life, threw hearts at each other, sniffed a rotten fish, drank a coke float, ate a Scotch Egg and a head-sized meringue, glared at people from Imperial, ate too many mints, baffled a Nobel Laureate and fashioned our business cards into a focussed Gaussian laser beam. Good times.

Many thanks to Dr. Matty Hoban and Dr. Janet Anders for helping James and Lia on this looooong day.

Diagnostics are… go!

The Quantum Workshop is now fully wired. Check out the image below. On the left we see a microscope image of a string of particles levitated in the laser trap, and on the right a zoomed out image, showing them on a real scale (the size of the whole image is about 2cm).

The apparatus is now armed with computers and cameras galore! You can find a (slightly gloomy…) photo of the lab below. Next job: tidying!

Hello world!

Levitated Microsphere

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