College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

# GAUSS Seminar

Speaker:

Sam Brensinger

Topic:

"The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle"

**Abstract: **

In this talk, we discuss one of the most important physics results of the 20th century: the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. After a brief introduction to quantum mechanics, we develop the uncertainty principle in the context of linear algebra. Then, we conclude with a very intuitive explanation of the uncertainty principle through the use of the Fourier transform. No prior knowledge of physics is expected or necessary!

Event Date:

April 3, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location:

113 MLH

Calendar Category:

Seminar

Seminar Category:

GAUSS