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A Morning with Sonia Fernández-Vidal

Quantum physics: reality or fiction?


In this session with secondary school students, the physicist and scientific populariser Sonia Fernández-Vidal will explore some of the issues presented by reality on the subatomic scale, and will talk about answers provided from the domain of quantum physics.

We often merely associate science with formulas and names that seem complex and abstract. For those who dare to venture a little closer, however, it could look like a thrilling, almost magical world. In this session we shall learn about some of the scientific discoveries that can bring us closer to many dreams and fantasies (invisibility, teleportation, time travel, et cetera) while also helping us to understand the importance of scientific research for the evolution of humanity and observing the directions in which science is moving today. In particular, we will learn to enjoy science!


Sonia Fernández-Vidal has a doctorate in Quantum Optics and Quantum Information from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and has published several books popularising science, notable amongst which are Quantic Love (La Galera, 2012), La porta dels tres panys (The Door with Three Locks, Rosa dels Vents, 2018), and her internationally best-selling novels for young people. Giving prominence to quantum physics, these latter books have been translated into more than ten languages.

Presenters: Arnau Riera

Participants: Sonia Fernández-Vidal

This activity is part of Quantum, Lectures for secondary students

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