Come get your nerd on and learn about the world of physics with Nerd Nite KW! They will take you through quantum 101, and then see if you were paying attention with some friendly rounds of trivia. Aspiring scientists and experts alike are welcome. Special guest speaker Dr. Shohini Ghose*, a Professor of Physics and Computer Science and Director of the Centre for Women in Science at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, will also be giving a presentation. Make sure to also check out QUANTUM: The Exhibition while you’re here. YEAH, SCIENCE!
Each ticket includes 1 pint from a TBA brewery and access to THEMUSEUM’s exhibitions before the event begins. Additional drinks can be purchased during the event.
Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, September 6.
Partners: Nerd Nite Kitchener Waterloo & Abe Erb
*All Beer + Series events are 19+
*Doors open at 6:30pm, event begins at 7:00pm
*Shohini Ghose is a Professor of Physics and Computer Science and Director of the Centre for Women in Science at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. She is a theoretical physicist who examines how the laws of quantum physics might be harnessed to transform computation and communication. She and her colleagues made the first-ever movies of cesium atoms demonstrating a connection between chaos theory and quantum entanglement. She is the recipient of several awards including a 2011 Sera Bengali award and a TED Fellowship in 2014. Dr. Ghose has taught physics to over 2500 students and has co-authored the first Canadian introductory astronomy textbook that is now used in universities across Canada. In 2014, she won a Women of Waterloo (WOW) region award for Education and was recently featured on a list of “15 awe-inspiring Canadian women” by the W Network. She is an affiliate of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, and a Fellow of the Balsillie School of International Affairs.