Seeing is believing – is "detecting" the same as "seeing"?
Physics is an empirical science where the experiment reigns supreme, and modern physics arguably started when Newton observed apples falling from a tree. Nowadays, however, scientists typically look at images and graphs generated by computers analysing data from potentially complex experiments.
Join Dr Ulrich Schneider, University Reader in Many-body Physics, for an event originally scheduled for the Cambridge Science Festival 2020, to explore whether this fundamentally is still the same thing as ‘seeing’, and whether the development of ever more complex experiments did change the way we do physics. Can we actually see an atom or a black hole?
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