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Watch Out – Quantum Sensor about!

23rd July 2017 · 11:00am - 1:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 Watch Out – Quantum Sensor about!
We are increasingly dependent on sensors – little devices that monitor anything from pollution levels to our digestive system, and when these are connected to the internet, allow intelligent interrogation and response. The mobile phone complete with built-in sensors and apps is predicted to replace your GP. Sensors are fundamental to the fast-approaching Artificial Intelligence era which has the potential to radically change our society.

Sensors are getting to do some even cleverer things particularly when sensing terahertz waves (T-rays). These include revolutionising security- and possibly medical-screening at airports, playing a critical role in creating a hack-proof internet and the next generation of computing (quantum computing) and even detecting whether there is life somewhere else in the universe.

Terry Whall will astound you by revealing the inner workings of his new Quantum-Eye sensor which has the capability of seeing and measuring the smallest quantum of light, Einstein’s “photon”. It has unmatched sensing performance and can even see through clothing to detect hidden explosives. Like many inventions it was discovered by accident. Terry will tell you of this incredible “Q-Eye” story and where it goes from here.

Terry Whall is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics, University of Warwick. He has carried out pioneering theoretical and experimental work on the development of new silicon technologies. He has published widely and given numerous invited talks at international meetings.

Doors 10.30. Start 11.00

Entry £3, £2 concessions. (free to Conway Hall Ethical Society members)

Brockway Room (Ground floor – accessible. Induction loop audio).

Tea, coffee & biscuits will be available.


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