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Explain it like I’m 5 – Yasser Omar

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Can a cat make a computer run faster? | Saturdays at 11:00, every two weeks, live on Facebook. The talks can be watched later.

Can a cat make a computer run faster?

This saturday we will talk about Schrödinger’s cat, quantum computers and the importance of having computers that can be faster and better at calculus. Yasser Omar, professor at the Department of Mathematics -IST, and researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), will talk with children and curious adults.

Please send us your questions ahead of time to explicametecnico@gmail.com or join us live on Facebook.

“Explain it like I’m 5 – talks at Técnico for children and other curious people of all ages” is designed for young people opening a door to get to know Técnico research and the possibility to ask our scientists a question- even at a distance. Older people can come as well, if the children let them.

19th September, 11:00
Can a cat make a computer run faster?
Yasser Omar, Instituto de Telecomunicações, IT

Next talk
3rd October, 11:00
Ricardo Schiappa, Centre for Mathematical Analysis, Geometry, and Dynamical Systems (CAMGSD)

Previous talks

23rd May, 11:00
What if I want to build a robot? | Video – Ep.1
Isabel Ribeiro, Institute for Systems and Robotics, ISR Lisboa

6th June, 11:00
Is zero an odd or even number? | Video – Ep.2
Ana Moura Santos, Center for Functional Analysis, Linear Structures and Applications, CEAFEL

20th June, 11:00
Does the Universe have an end? | Video – Ep.3
Pedro Abreu, Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics, LIP

4th July, 11:00
Does air belong to all of us? | Video – Ep.4
Marta Almeida, Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies, C2TN

18th July, 11:00
Is there life in other planets? | Video – Ep.5
Zita Martins, Centro de Química Estrutural, CQE

5th September, 11:00
Can machines think? | Video – Ep.6
Arlindo Oliveira, INESC-ID

This initiative is organised by “ComunicaCiencia”, Science Communication Group with all Research Units at Técnico.

Science Communication Group – Research Units

Centre for Mathematical Analysis, Geometry, and Dynamical Systems (CAMGSD)
Marine, Environment and Technology Center (MARETEC)
Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies (C2TN)
Centre for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research (IN+)
Center for Functional Analysis, Linear Structures and Applications (CEAFEL)
Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC)
Centre for Management Studies (CEG-IST)
Center of Physics and Engineering of Advanced Materials (CeFEMA)
Centre for Theoretical Particle Physics (CFTP)
Center for Computational and Stochastic Mathematics (CEMAT)
Centro de Química Estrutural (CQE)
Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente (CERENA)
Center for Innovation in Territory, Urbanism and Architecture (CITUA)
INESC Microsystems and Nanotechnologies (INESC-MN)
Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences (iBB)
Mechanical Engineering Institute (IDMEC)
Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores: Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa (INESC-ID)
Institute for Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion (IPFN)
Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT)
Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability (CERIS)
Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics (LIP)