School of Mathematics and Physics


John Bell - Quantum Physicist

John Bell Day: 4 November 2016


John Bell Day at Queen's University Belfast 2016

On Friday 4 November 2016, Prof Ronald Hanson (Delft University) will be hosted by the School of Mathematics and Physics to talk about the legacy of John Bell's work and its implications for the emergence of quantum technologies. 

John Bell obtained degrees in experimental and mathematical physics at Queen's, before embarking on a lifetime's work investigating how nature worked at the smallest sizes. 

It was while he was working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) that he became the first physicist to show how Einstein's ideas about the quantum world could be proven incorrect. After his insight, experiments were able to show that "spooky action at a distance" occurs in reality.

A morning interview and discussion between Prof Hanson and Leonard Hobbs, former head of public policy at Intel, will be held at Riddel Hall starting from 8:30am.

Prof Hanson will then give a public lecture at the Bell Lecture Theatre (IRCEP) at 13:00 entitled 'Bell's test of Einstein's spooky action'. 

Attendance at both events is free, but attendees must register via the links below. 

Register for the morning interview and discussion  (CLOSED)

Register for the public lecture (CLOSED)

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