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PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM


"Maxwell, Einstein, and Their Impossible Demons"


MARK RAIZEN
University of Texas

ABSTRACT 

In 1870, James Clerk Maxwell proposed a thought experiment, and in 1907 Albert Einstein made a prediction. Both ideas were based on a mythical Demon, who could do things that they deemed "impossible to us." In this talk, I will describe how we have realized these Demons in the laboratory, and how they enable the control and study of matter.


Thursday, October 18, 2012
Hawking Auditorium, 4:00 p.m.
Mitchell Physics Institute


Department of Physics and Astronomy
Texas A&M University

(Refreshments to be served at 3:45pm in the Penrose Plaza)

Host: Alexey Belyanin