The Quantum Hub
Beyond the frontiers of quantum physics
Science has never been more exciting than it is today. Boundaries between disciplines are disappearing, with several far-reaching unifications taking place across diverse fields of knowledge. One of the most fundamental unifications is now driven by physics: we are beginning to realise that the laws of physics at the microscopic scale – specifically quantum physics – permeate and affect the behaviour of objects at the macroscopic scale, ranging from DNA strands to solar cells, universal computers and black holes.
The Quantum Hub intends to establish a world-class research hub that will take the lead in this ambitious unifying project. Its aim will be to investigate how quantum physics can be extended beyond the microscopic domain into the domain of macroscopic systems, ultimately leading to a more fundamental description of physical reality. The hub will act as a beacon throughout the world, where the best minds will come together to work in a spirit of complete freedom to explore the deepest questions on the ultimate nature of reality.
It will be a world-leading project, where theoretical research in the foundations of quantum physics meets experimental science and connects to other fundamental fields of knowledge, in the spirit of independence and scientific diversity.
Opportunities for partnership
To create this ground-breaking research hub, we are seeking partnerships with visionary philanthropists who recognise the enormous importance of advancing the frontiers of physics and bettering the world with new knowledge, new technologies and a deeper, richer understanding of reality.
We have outlined the costs to bring this vision to fruition in the document below . This includes funding for the academic firepower needed to drive the innovative and creative explorations of the research hub.
Also included are the costs for physical infrastructure, space and state-of-the-art equipment for experiments to verify and extend the research hub’s theoretical work.
6 November 2017Aris Lecture 2017
This year's lecture will be delivered by Emeritus Professor, University of Oslo, Per Kvaerne and Tenzin Kesang of Dharamsala.30 October 2017The Ronald Syme Lecture: Migration and the Metropolis: How ancient Rome stayed great
Professor Greg Woolf delivers the Ronald Syme Lecture this year.23 October 2017Imagining the Divine: Exhibition
Wolfson scholars collaborate on a unique exhibition on the art of major world religions at the Ashmolean Museum.
Lectures and Seminars23 - 23Nov NovTravelling and Filming in GandharaThursday 23 November -5:00pm to 6:30pm
In this public lecture of the Classical Art Research Centre's Gandhara Connections project, the historian and broadcaster Michael Wood will be showing film footage and talking about his travels in the area of ancient Gandhara (roughly northern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan) in the course of more than thirty years of documentary film making.Parties and Dinners23 - 23Nov NovGuest NightThursday 23 November -7:30pm to 10:00pm
Guest Night dinners take place on Thursdays during full term and are open to all members of College and Common Room. They provide a convivial atmosphere and the chance to meet other Wolfsonians as well as entertaining guests. Dress code is smart (no gowns). Pre-dinner drinks are normally at 7.00 pm, followed by dinner at 7.30 pm.Clubs & Societies24 - 24Nov NovCsontváry, Painter of the Sun’s PathFriday 24 November -8:00pm to 10:00pm
An illustrated talk about Csontváry’s life and art, based on the ‘Csontváry's paintings in Transylvania’ 2016 exhibition in Csíkszereda (Miercurea Ciuc).