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Spooky Action: The Drama of Quantum Mechanics

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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The New Victory Theater

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In 1935, Albert Einstein and two colleagues published a landmark paper revealing that quantum mechanics allows widely separated objects to influence one another, even though nothing travels between them. Einstein called it spooky and rejected the idea, arguing instead that it exposed a major deficiency in the quantum theory. But, decades later, experiments established this unsettling concept correct, upending conventional notions of reality. This program, back by popular demand, takes the audience on a journey that brings this insight and the remarkable history of reality-bending quantum mechanics vividly to life.

This program is part of the Big Ideas Series.


  • Brian Greene

    Physicist Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, and is widely recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory, including the co-discoveries of mirror symmetry and topology change. His first book for general audiences, The Elegant Universe was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and has sold more than a million copies worldwide. More »
  • Maia Guest

    Actor Maia Guest trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London, and has worked in theater, television and film in London, New York, Los Angeles, and throughout the United States. She can be currently seen playing a scientist in BYUtv's new period scripted drama, Granite Flats, and has appeared on shows on PBS, VH1, BBC, MTV. More »
  • Carl Howell

    Actor Carl Howell is an actor and musician whose previous collaborations with John Christian Plummer and Maia Guest include Twelfth Night at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and The Seagull with World's End Theater. More »
  • Michael Roush

    Actor A graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. actor training program, Michael Roush moved to New York City to act with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. More »