Tagged: quantum mechanics

Colours of the Quantum World - Micro to Macro

Ryan Ridden Jan 16, 2017

Colours are everywhere. The colours we see come from light with different wavelengths, but light isn’t the only thing physicists say have colour. In the quantum world the subatomic particles known as quarks have colour. As with everything quantum mechanical the colour of quarks isn’t what it may seem. Quarks can come in a variety of six colours, from red, … Read More

nerd nite 10: Of the Strange, the Alien and the Device - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Apr 20, 2012

Well, I know have a full linup and details for nerd nite Wellington #10, which is happening this Monday, 23rd April, from 6pm at Hotel Bristol. Details are already available on the nerd nite Wellington website, Facebook page etc, but I figured I’d share them here, too :) I’ve changed the format a little and [...] … Read More

nerd nite Wellington 10, featuring Mars, quantum mechanics and Mad Makers - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Apr 03, 2012

This month’s edition of nerd nite Wellington looks to be a cracker. Or, possibly, a corker.     To celebrate the 10th edition,we’ve got people talking about making mad gadgets (and noises with them), KiwiMars and quantum mechanics. April 23rd, from 6pm. And two of them are Scibloggers!  Elf Eldridge and Roger Hanson, to be [...] … Read More

Quantum computing - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Oct 06, 2010

On Thursday evening, I will be talking about quantum computing on Bryan Crump’s radio show (Nights, Radio New Zealand National, 8.42pm, 7 October).  Bryan and I have had several conversations on the workings of contemporary computing technologies, from quantum mechanics to transistors, and then on to how transistors are assembled into integrated circuits.  … Read More

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