One of the world’s best-known quantum physicists, Professor Anton Zeilinger, gave an exciting talk to a packed audience of 300 people from the general public at the Aula Magna of the University of Malta Valletta Campus on Friday 18th September. This talk focused on his work exploring the principles of quantum mechanics and trying to follow Einstein’s footsteps in understanding what light really is.
Professor Zeilinger is the president of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He has received over thirty awards including the Wolf Prize and the Isaac Newton Medal, published more than 550 scientific articles, worked in Vienna, Innsbruck, Oxford, Berlin, Paris, and the United States, and explained quantum mechanics to the Dalai Lama. An asteroid was named after him in 2005. His visit in Malta coincided with the 100-year anniversary of the Faculty of Science of the University of Malta, which was founded on 17th September 1915.
The organisers thank Avis Malta for their generous support, and are grateful for the assistance of Foster Clark Products Limited, the Austrian Embassy, the Ministry for Education and Employment, the University of Malta, and Malta International Airport. This talk was organised by Dr André Xuereb in collaboration with Malta Café Scientifique, which is an informal forum where anyone can discuss the latest ideas in science and technology.