Scientific Realism and the Quantum

Workshop for Science Communicators: Modern Physics

12. September 2017, 10am-2pm

This half-day workshop to professional science communicators looks at the art and science of communicating modern physics effectively and truthfully to the general public. The focus is on quantum theory and what it tells us about the deep nature of reality. The workshop is organised in affiliation with an international Scientific Realism and the Quantum R&Q2017 conference at University of Leeds.


  • George Musser – ‘Why Is Quantum Physics So Freakin’ Hard to Write About?’

Mini-talks and panel discussion:

Further information from Dr Juha Saatsi

Venue: Room G33 at The Liberty Building, University of Leeds,

George Musser is an award-winning journalist, a contributing editor at Scientific American magazine and the author of two books, Spooky Action at a Distance and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to String Theory. He is the recipient of the 2011 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award and the 2010 American Astronomical Society’s Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award. He was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT from 2014 to 2015.

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