Wider Community and Schools News

Home>Wider Community and Schools News>Visit Quantum City at New Scientist Live Manchester!

December 14, 2021

Return to News

Visit Quantum City at New Scientist Live Manchester!

The Quantum City team will be exhibiting at the New Scientist Live Manchester event taking place at Manchester Central on 12-14 March 2022. Visitors will be able to get hands-on and engage with a range of exciting and interactive demonstrations to find out more about quantum and the far-reaching applications of quantum technologies.

New Scientist Live is a multi-award-winning festival and 2022 will be the first time it is branching out from London to the north of England. It will feature the same mix of thought-provoking talks, interactive exhibits and hands-on scientific experiences as the hugely successful London show.

Over three days, New Scientist Live Manchester will feature three stages with numerous fascinating talks covering everything from the big bang to the future of artificial intelligence. With seating for over 2,000, visitors will be inspired by the line-up of world-class speakers presenting ideas that explain and shape our world from gene editing to cosmic expansion. Don’t worry if you can’t attend the event physically, New Scientist is offering online tickets as well as in-person. 

The heart of New Scientist Live Manchester will be a bustling 1,800 sqm exhibition space, wowing visitors with dozens of engaging exhibits from major STEM institutions and corporations plus interactive activities and inspiring features curated by New Scientist Live. 9,000 visitors from across the north of England and Scotland will be inspired by what they hear, see and touch and have their passions awaken by new experiences and ideas.

If you are fascinated by the quantum world and want to find out more about how quantum technologies will change our lives for the better, come and visit the Quantum City stand in Manchester in March 2022. Some hints as to what you can look forward to seeing can be found below.

Communicating with Light: See how to carry information with light, try to eavesdrop on your friends and learn why quantum is better.

Single Photon Challenge: Learn why quantum physics is so challenging and check how many photons can you see with your eye and compete with your friends.

Quantum Interference of Photons: The core of the future quantum computer, check yourself how photons behave in the quantum world.

Atomic Clock: NPL’s high accuracy clocks measure time by tuning into atomic vibrations at rates of billions per second. For this demonstration, visitors have to ‘tune’ vibrating metal loops with similar precision.

Quantum Enabled Brain Imaging: The brain is the most complex structure in the known universe; it contains roughly 86 billion cells (neurons) transmitting 1000 electrical impulses per second. Quantum Technology Hub researchers at the University of Nottingham have developed non-invasive brain scanning technology to better understand conditions like as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. At our exhibit you can try out the brain sensors yourself.

We can’t wait to see you in Manchester! To book tickets, visit the New Scientist Website.

Please note, Monday 14 March is for school groups and home-learners only.