Yesterday’s opening night presentation of “Quantum Physics and Harry Potter” at Waterloo’s Princess Twin Cinema was magical. Through storytelling, conjuring, scientific demonstrations and lots of audience participation, IQC postdoc Krister Shalm and magician Dan Trommater explored many mind-bending concepts of quantum science, as seen through the lens of the Harry Potter phenomenon. From photon entanglement to quantum superposition to teleportation — the show shed light (often via lasers) on how the real science behind quantum research is often more fascinating than anything dreamed up by JK Rowling.
The show continues tonight — and, due to the overwhelming public interest, will return sometime in the coming months. So stay tuned for future show dates.
While tickets for tonight’s show are sold out, there may be a few extra seats available come showtime. If you’d like to attend but don’t have a ticket, try stopping by the Princess Twin tonight by 6:15. No guarantees, but there might be a spot for you!
Here’s a glimpse at last night’s fun. Keep your eyes on this blog and iqc.uwaterloo.ca for videos, to be posted soon.