December 9, 2018

It’s a Wonderful (Quantum) Life, Secret Science Club presents Physicist & Author Chad Orzel, WEDNESDAY, December 12, 8PM @ the Bell House, FREE!

Holly Jolly Physics Finale!
Raise a glass to all that’s weird and wonderful in our world with Physicist & Author Chad Orzel at the Secret Science Club’s holiday edition!

Quantum physics is often thought of as abstract, exotic, and a little bit freaky. While classical physics gives us sensible laws governing the macroscopic world—why a ball rolls downhill and how a plane flies—quantum physics gives us particles that are actually waves, “spooky” action at a distance, and Schrodinger’s unlucky cat. The subatomic world is a shifty, uncertain place. But never fear, physicist Chad Orzel is here to unpack the quantum weirdness.

At this holiday edition of the Secret Science Club, Dr. Orzel jumps off from his new book Breakfast With Einstein to explore the quantum phenomena that animate our everyday reality. Don’t miss a nanoparticle of this awesome talk!

Before & After 
--Groove to entangled tunes
--Stick around for the cosmic Q&A
--Try our subatomic cocktail of the night, the Uncertainty Principle (once you drink it, anything could happen!)

Chad Orzel is a professor of physics at Union College, a pop-science writer, and the co-creator of a series of TED-Ed videos on quantum physics that have been viewed millions of times. He is the author of four books, including the best-selling How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog and his latest Breakfast With Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects (named one of the “Best Science Books of 2018” by the Times of London).

This holiday edition of the Secret Science Club meets Wednesday, December 12, 8pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. in Gowanus, Brooklyn (between 2nd and 3rd avenues). Subway: F or G to 4th Ave; R to 9th Street.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self!

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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