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QED: Quantum Electrodynamics

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QED: Quantum Electrodynamics

  1. 1. Quantum Electrodynamics<br />The interaction of light with matter<br />Tristan, Cogapp PechaKucha, August 2010<br />
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  3. 3. Light<br />Matter<br />
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  6. 6. Schrödinger equation<br />
  7. 7. Electron orbital shells<br />
  8. 8. Energy is quantised<br />
  9. 9. Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle<br />It is impossible to specify simultaneously, with arbitrary precision, both the momentum and the position of a particle.<br />
  10. 10. Schrödinger’s cat<br />
  11. 11. Two-slit experiment<br />
  12. 12. Refraction of light<br />
  13. 13. Richard Feynman<br />
  14. 14. Feynman diagrams<br />
  15. 15. Time travel<br />
  16. 16. Annihilation and disintegration<br />
  17. 17. Magnetic moment of the electron<br />
  18. 18. 99.9999975% accurate<br />USA<br />Human hair<br />
  19. 19. Summary<br />Wave-particle duality<br />Quantised energy levels<br />Uncertainty<br />Time travel<br />Spontaneous creation and destruction<br />… but it works.<br />
  20. 20. Further reading<br />www.roddis.org/qed<br />www.bbc.co.uk/archive/feynman/<br />

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