Quantum navigation

Run time: 19.00 – 22.30

Some animals have an innate sense of earth systems that allow them to move through the world without using sight. For example, birds will use the Earth’s magnetic field to navigate their way across the globe. We are starting to understand that they use quantum mechanics to gain this functional understanding of the world.

Luke Smith from the University of Exeter’s Physics and Living Systems Institute has developed a virtual reality experience that emulates how this compass works. Join him to view the world in a completely different way, from our macroscale, down to the nanoscale.

Please note that this event will include use of virtual reality (VR) equipment, which some may find disorientating. 

For access information and directions to this venue, and all British Science Festival venues, please click this link https://britishsciencefestival.org/british-science-festival-2023-venues

8 September 2023 - 19:00
Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter City Centre

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