Saturday, March 5, 2011

Science Pub Mardi Gras: Smarties Talk Rubidium, Ditch Rude Idiom

Want stouter fare with your beads and boobies? How about some Mardi Gras grub and Science Pub!

(And you'll finally remember that "data" is a plural noun! -
Quantum : Quanta :: Datum : Data)
Quantum Coolness
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 6:30pm
Salem - Brown's Towne Lounge

Search the Internet for “quantum” and you'll find offers for data storage, fishing gear, health supplements and fuel systems. Almost all of the top results are unrelated to the theory of quantum mechanics, which can make it difficult to separate science-fact from science-fiction.

In this talk Michaela Kleinert, Assistant Professor of Physics at Willamette University, will reveal the unintuitive province of the quanta, a realm where physical laws seemingly defy everyday human experience. Learn how to spot quantum snake oil and more at this Science Pub Salem!
Since it appeared on the internet, it's not exactly a rumor, but word is Willamette is now exploring options for a Humanities Pub! How great is that!

1 comment:

  1. Oooh. I'm excited about Humanities Pub! I would love that.