Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
Hemning Sternberg
moonshadow

How the Hippies Saved Physics

My plans for tonight fell through, so I am going to this lecture:

6:00pm- 7:00pm
How the Hippies Saved Physics
MIT Museum, 265 Mass. Ave.
In recent years, the field of quantum information science has catapulted to the cutting edge of physics. Long before the big budgets and dedicated teams however, the field smoldered on the scientific sidelines within the hazy, bong-filled excesses of the 1970s New Age movement. Many of the ideas that now occupy the core of quantum information science once found their home amid an anything-goes counterculture frenzy, a mishmash of spoon-bending psychics, Eastern mysticism, LSD trips, CIA spooks chasing mind-reading dreams, and comparable "Age of Aquarius" enthusiasts. Listen as MIT Professor David Kaiser describes the field's bumpy transition from New Age to cutting edge.
Cost: Free

Anyone care to join me?
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