My favorite Q2C Festival moments.
Below is an improved version of my yesterday tweets on my favorite Q2C Festival moments:
1 .Witnessing great mankind thought provoking issues presented & debated in the Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas, among which I'll list the ones I've attended:
- festival's opening event "What keeps physicists up at night"
- Harnessing Quantum Physics, panel discussion on quantum computation
- Sean M. Caroll's lecture The origin of the Universe and the arrow of time"
- Craig Caplan's lecture on the fascinating world of pattens, symmetry and origami
- Stewart Brand deep thoughts on climate change, urbanization, energy and biotechnoogy
- Robert Spekkens' insights into the mysteries of quantum foundations
- Fotini Markopoulou intriguing view of spacetime.
2. The great events at The Princess Twin cinema like:
- the funny Art of Guesstimation
- all ages debates incited by the innocent physics adventures of Alice & Bob in Wonderland
- thought provoking presentations "The Mystery of Dark Matter" & "The Physics of Innovation"
- the excellent movie selection of Q2C film festival's first night
- Quantum world revealed by the entertaining PI movie The Quantum Tamers
3. Great insightful & dynamic TVO TheAgenda shows on robotics revolution, our belief in science and other issues that I still need to watch online
4. All the engaging Science in the Pub events where ideas were stirred, brewed and consumed.
5.The marvelous Physica Phantastica tent exhibits (Mars Rover, 2 qbits quantum computer), demos (of superconductivity train, cosmic ray detection, light polarization) & 3D Universe exploration movie narrated by Stephen Hawking.
What a great 10th anniversary celebration of a theoretical physics institute whose visionary founder, Mike Lazaridis, believes that
"The road to today's technological advancements was based on yesterday's ground-breaking theoretical physics".