USU's Science Unwrapped Explores the Quantum Scale Friday, April 12

Nearly sixty years ago, renowned physicist Richard Feynman invited scientists to enter the emerging field of atomic-scale physics with the rousing invitation, “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom.”

“Scientists began studying nature at distances corresponding to atomic sizes and smaller years before Feynman’s urging and it is tempting to suppose that nature behaves at those length scales more or less the same as it does at other scales in everyday life,” says Utah State University physicist Charlie Torre. 

Is that really the case?

“Nothing could be further from the truth,” Torre says.

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Torre, a professor in USU’s Department of Physics, will explore the amazing atomic scale with the talk “Quantum” at USU’s Science Unwrapped program Friday, April 12. All ages are welcome and admission is free.

Hosted by USU’s College of Science, the gathering begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130, of the Eccles Science Learning Center on USU’s Logan campus. Refreshments and hands-on learning activities conducted by USU students and faculty members, along with community groups, follow the talk. The presentation is the culmination of Science Unwrapped’s year-long, 10th anniversary “Powers of 10” series.

Initiated by the college in February 2009, Science Unwrapped introduces science in a relaxed, entertaining manner. Presentations begin with a brief lecture, followed by hands-on learning activities and refreshments. Each event draws several hundred guests, with attendees ranging from preschoolers to senior citizens.

Science Unwrapped resumes with a new series in September 2019.

For more information, call 435-797-3517, visit the Science Unwrapped website or view the ‘Science Unwrapped at USU’ Facebook page.

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