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Live webcast to explore how physics will help build the future with quantum materials

March 22, 2018 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) – From highly efficient batteries to virtual reality, the next generation of technologies will help humanity tackle some its most challenging problems.

Many of the biggest scientific and technological advances, argues physicist Rob Moore, will emerge from the smallest conceivable level: the quantum realm of subatomic particles.  

The future, Moore says, may be built “from the atoms up.”

During a live webcast event on Wednesday April 4 at 7PM ET, Moore will explore the ties between human progress and material science, as well as the incredible promise of quantum matter.

Moore’s talk, titled “A material world – building a future from the atoms up,” is part of the Perimeter Institute Public Lecture Series. The talk will be webcast live on and via partner organizations.

Moore is Assistant Director of the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Technological University in 1994, after which he spent five years in the US Navy as a submarine officer aboard the USS Alaska (SSBN 732). He received a master’s degree in physics from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2002 and a PhD from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2006.

Following the talk, Moore will answer questions from the online and in-house audience – including questions submitted prior to and during the talk via Facebook and Twitter (using the hashtag #piLIVE). Questions are welcomed from everyone – aspiring scientific explorers, school classes, physics buffs, and general math and science enthusiasts.

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À propos de l’IP

L'Institut Périmètre est le plus grand centre de recherche en physique théorique au monde. Fondé en 1999, cet institut indépendant vise à favoriser les percées dans la compréhension fondamentale de notre univers, des plus infimes particules au cosmos tout entier. Les recherches effectuées à l’Institut Périmètre reposent sur l'idée que la science fondamentale fait progresser le savoir humain et catalyse l'innovation, et que la physique théorique d'aujourd'hui est la technologie de demain. Situé dans la région de Waterloo, cet établissement sans but lucratif met de l'avant un partenariat public-privé unique en son genre avec entre autres les gouvernements de l'Ontario et du Canada. Il facilite la recherche de pointe, forme la prochaine génération de pionniers de la science et communique le pouvoir de la physique grâce à des programmes primés d'éducation et de vulgarisation.

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