jonathan oppenheim

Is there an enormous hole in the foundation of our knowledge of reality? From colliding billiard balls to expanding galaxies – physicist Jonathan Oppenheim challenges us with a radical new idea about wobbly spacetime. Together with him, we will unravel the clashing theories that support modern physics: from quantum mechanics (about how particles behave at the smallest level) to Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity (about gravity and very large objects such as galaxies). Jonathan will be sharing his new theory, which offers a way out of this impasse. 

Jonathan Oppenheim is a professor of quantum theory in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London. His research focuses on quantum thermodynamics. He is also active in the fields of quantum gravity, thermodynamics of black holes and the foundations of statistical mechanics.