Our Next Science Café:
March 10, 2020, 7pm at Stoker’s Basement, Hotel Donaldson
Presenter: Luiz A. Manzoni
Associate Professor of Physics, Chair, Concordia College
Title: Do quantum tunneling times exist?
Quantum tunneling is one of the most striking consequences of quantum mechanics. It is a generally well-understood phenomenon, with several applications. However, the question of how long it takes for a particle to tunnel has defied physicists since the early days of quantum mechanics. I will describe some of the difficulties plaguing the field, up to the current and heated debate in the literature, discuss the origin of the problem - namely, that time is not an observable in quantum mechanics - and describe some my group's efforts to address the problem using quantum clocks.
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- A presentation by a scientist
have a conversation with the scientist
talk among yourselves
Free and open to the public.
Attendees must be 21 or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For more information, contact Diane Goede at Diane.Goede@ndsu.edu or (701) 231-7411.
Science Café presentations are about one hour long; there
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