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Quantum Physics & Harry Potter Talk

For those of you who missed it in person, the video for the Quantum Physics & Harry Potter is now live. Dan and I had a lot of fun putting this on and are hoping to repeat the show sometime in the winter. A big thanks to Peter Kovacs for shooting and editing the video.

Dan Trommater teleporting a 20 dollar bill during the Quantum Physics and Harry Potter Show

Photos from opening night of the Quantum Physics and Harry Potter Show

A big thanks to everyone who turned out for the opening of the Quantum Physics and Harry Potter show last night. The show was a lot of fun. It is the first time I have seen people eating popcorn in a physics lecture! Dan and I are looking forward to the repeat performance tonight. I would also like to thank all of the IQC volunteers who helped make the show extra special, as well as Katharin, Colin, Martin, Jasmine, and Kim for all of the behind the scenes work. Here are some pictures that the IQC photographer Peter Kovacs took of the event.

Quantum Physics and Harry Potter talk invisible snitch

Quantum Physics and Harry Potter talk audience

Dan Trommater teleporting a 20 dollar bill during the Quantum Physics and Harry Potter Show

Demonstration of Spontaneous Parametric Downconversion during the Quantum Physics and Harry Potter Show

Quantum Physics and Harry Potter talk laser refraction

Krister talking during the Quantum Physics and Harry Potter Show

Martin and the levitating supercounducting train during the Quantum Physics and Harry Potter Show

Last Minute Prep Before the Quantum Physics and Harry Potter Show

Last Minute Prep Before the Quantum Physics and Harry Potter Show

Quantum Physics and Harry Potter at the Princess Twin Cinema in Waterloo

It is only one day before the Quantum Physics and Harry Potter show opens! Yesterday we were at the theatre doing a tech run to make sure everything worked. I am really excited about the show! The demos are going to work really well.

As luck would have it, there is a magic shop right beneath the cinema. They have been very helpful and supportive of the show. This Thursday and Friday they will be staying open late in case anyone wants to find out more about magic after the show.

Kind of Magic: Kitchener Waterloo Magic Shop

The Power of the Printed Press

The Power of the Printed Press

Quantum Potter: Front page story of the Waterloo Record

Last week two different articles ran in local newspapers promoting the upcoming Quantum Physics & Harry Potter show. The first was a story by Marshall Ward for the Waterloo Chronicle. The second was a front page cover story by Greg Mercer of the Waterloo Record. Within an hour of the front page story in the record appearing, both nights of the show sold out! People say that traditional media is dying. This may be true, but they still have a tremendous amount of influence and reach.

Here is my cat trying to read the story. She makes a special guest appearance in the show to help me explain Schrodinger's cat.

Quantum Potter and Schrodinger's cat