A new version of this talk, along with pictures, can be found here: dancingphysicist.com/quantum-physics-harry-potter/
The universe of Harry Potter is filled with magic and wonder. Yet it is not that different from the world we inhabit. Just beneath the surface of our ordinary lives lies a shocking quantum reality. This talk is an introduction to some of the cutting edge research being carried out in quantum physics today, and how it relates to JK Rowling's universe of Harry Potter.
Featuring physicist Krister Shalm and special guest magician Dan Trommater (dantrommater.com), this talk took place at the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto on February 26, 2010.