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Welcome to the Institute for Quantum Studies blog. As well as performing research, IQS has a program of conferences, workshops, and public outreach events. We will post all the latest news here, so this is the best way to keep up to date with what is going on at IQS. You can also subscribe to this blog by email by (insert directions here) to get a monthly? newsletter direct to your inbox.


Upcoming Events


Mars is a Place on Earth: Wednesday November 11, 5pm (PST) https://rebrand.ly/IQSGreene
IQS is hosting a live popular science discussion between Kate Greene, Anna Leahy and Doug Dechow. The discussion will be livestreamed on YouTube at the above link. Kate Greene is the author of the book "Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars" https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250159472 about her expeience participating in NASA’s first HI-SEAS mission, a simulated Martian environment located on the slopes of Mauna Loa in Hawai'i. Anna Leahy is the director of Chapman's MFA program in Creative Writing, a poet, and nonfiction author. Doug Dechow is Chapman's Engineering, Science and Digital Humanities Librarian. A married couple, Anna and Doug are coauthors of the book "Generation Space: A Love Story" https://www.amazon.com/Generation-Space-Story-Anna-Leahy/dp/0996981616that describes their love affaiw with space travel and with each other.

IQS Members in the News

IQS members Mordecai Waegell and Kelvin McQueen's work on Bell's theorem and the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics was featured in New Scientist magazine https://www.newscientist.com/article/2213756-a-classic-quantum-theorem-may-prove-there-are-many-parallel-universes/ . The scientific article that this was based on, "Reformulating Bell's theorem: The search for a truly local quantum theory", was published in Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics in May 2020. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1355219819302175
IQS member Matt Leifer was interviewed on The Bus Driver Experience podcast by Brandon Reese https://shows.acast.com/the-bus-driver-experience/episodes/matt-leifer-quantum-mechanics-ep-25

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Mars is a Place on Earth - A Popular Science Discussion with Kate Greene

Wednesday, 18 November @ 5PM

The Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman University presents an online discussion between Kate Greene, Anna Leahy and Doug Dechow.  Kate Greene is a science writer and poet, and the author of the book "Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars" about her experience participating in NASA’s first HI-SEAS mission, a simulated Martian environment located on the slopes of Mauna Loa in Hawai'i.  Anna Leahy is the director of Chapman's MFA program in Creative Writing, a poet, and nonfiction author.  Doug Dechow is Chapman's Engineering, Science and Digital Humanities Librarian.  A married couple, Anna and Doug are coauthors of the book "Generation Space: A Love Story" that describes their love affair with space travel and with each other.  The conversation will be streamed live on YouTube at https://rebrand.ly/IQSGreene and there will be a book giveaway and Q&A at the end of the event.

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Superoscillations - Theoretical Aspects and Applications Symposium

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Superoscillations were identified independently by Sir Michael Berry and Yakir Aharonov in very different contexts, but in the last several years the communities of mathematicians and physicists have taken increased interest in this phenomenon, both because of its interesting mathematical characteristics, and because of its many potential applications. This symposium is intended not only to present the state of the art on (theoretical and applied) research on superoscillations, but also to look at the future of this field. Click here for more conference info.