Friday 3 July at 6.00pm, at the Presbyterian Community Centre, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka.
Prof Joachim Brand, New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study, Massey University.
Cost – $5 per person.
As temperatures fall, one might expect the physical world to become boring and lifeless. But realising ultra-cold temperatures in the laboratory, experimentalists can observe, manipulate and harness phenomena of quantum physics that are otherwise hidden in the microscopic structure of matter. In this talk I will introduce you to the physics of superfluids and show how laser-cooled atomic gases may hold the key to understand physical phenomena like high-temperature superconductivity, or the origin of the universe.