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Sunday, June 9 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Physics and the Shabbat switch

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The Shabbat Switch is a general term for any device or procedure that permits the operation of some amenity on Shabbat, without violating the Shabbat. Without assuming any prior knowledge of physics, this talk will look at the physics related to the concept of the Shabbat Switch. What is strange, but nonetheless true, is that the weird area of physics known as quantum mechanics makes possible a perfect Shabbat Switch.

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Bob Frenkel

Bob Frenkel is a semi-retired scientist at the National Measurement Institute of Australia, formerly part of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, and is a foundation member of the Metrology Society of Australia. His main activity was accurate electrical measurements using quantum effects. He is now involved in the statistics of accurate measurements and, lately, in the statistics of accurate biochemical measurements.

Sunday June 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Scientia Building Farrell Room

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