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Jeff Forshaw is a particle physicist who has published over a hundred research papers and written several books, including two best-selling science books co-authored with Professor Brian Cox. He recently won the Institute of Physics’ Kelvin Medal for his work explaining science to non-experts. In this talk, Jeff will look at quantum physics. Underpinning most of modern physics; quantum physics describes a very strange and counter-intuitive world, where tiny particles act as if they are in several places at the same time. He will present the crazy rules that control the behaviour of a quantum particle and show how they impact upon questions about the world around us.
Professor Jeff Forshaw is a Physicist at the University of Manchester. His work is on the phenomenology of elementary particle physics. That means that he spends much of his time trying to figure out what the data from the world's particle physics experiments are telling us about the fundamental constituents of matter and their interactions with each other. His particular interest is in the physics of the Standard Model and Beyond.