Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
12:00pm

Quantum Physics Made Me Do It

with Jeremie Harris
Hosted by Stephen Brockwell

Quantum Physics Made Me Do It

with Jeremie Harris
Hosted by Stephen Brockwell
6
Saturday
May
2023
12:00pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Jeremie Harris - Photo by Jeremie Harris

Stephen Brockwell hosts an entertaining and accessible dive into the riveting world described by quantum mechanics with physicist, AI risk expert, and Hollywood “alternative reality” consultant Jérémie Harris.

 

Are human beings immortal? Are apples conscious? Do our legal systems make assumptions about free will that are just plain wrong? Of all the terrific books on quantum physics—from Stephen Hawking to Brian Greene—the questions they never seem to satisfy are the implications of the science. We know that quantum physics is real—our phones and computers wouldn’t work if the science wasn’t right. But what does it all mean?

 

Does it mean that we live in one among a near-infinity of parallel universes? Or that everything that happens in the universe is pre-ordained—right down to what we think and how we act? Or does the science point in a stranger direction—towards the idea that the entire universe is one big mind? If one of these is true, what would it mean for our place in the universe, our immortal souls, and the future of humanity itself?

 

Enter:  Quantum Physics Made Me Do It —a smart, accessible, and engaging adventure through the complex and beautiful world mapped out by modern physics. Jérémie Harris at last offers us a book on quantum physics that the entire universe can enjoy—perhaps together as one big mind.

 

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety and comfort of all patrons, masks are strongly encouraged for those attending in person this Spring. Livestream tickets are available upon request for those who prefer to attend remotely.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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