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The Mirror Trap

7:00pm-8:00pm on Wednesday 20 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

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Paul Gato has been through a lot. He has been signed off from the university again. His colleagues say he has not been himself.

He has been sending them e-mails filled with ramblings and Feynman diagrams. He said,“There is nothing more dangerous than being trapped between mirrors”. Paul might be losing his mind, but he might still be right. Dare you take part in his final experiment?

An online immersive experience for headphones and a mirror. The Mirror Trap is a short headphone play/experience/installation/horror story about psychology and quantum

Previous audience members have described it as "weird", "trippy", "deeply unsettling" and "terribly sad". It is quite meditative in tone, so don't expect any jump scares. Some viewers may find some of the content triggering.

After the show, its creator, Simon Watt, will be joined by special guests, Dr Matt Kenzie and Dr Camilla Nord, to discuss what you have experienced.

*Please register in advance to receive a Zoom link to the experience. All ticket holders will be contacted with details of how to access the Zoom link and instructions on how to take part, prior to the event.*

Dr Camilla Nord is Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and director of the Mental Health Neuroscience Lab at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. Her lab investigates the brain and body mechanisms driving mental health and illness using methods from cognitive and computational neuroscience. Dr Nord’s research has won many awards including the European Society of Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Young Investigator Award, and the Association for Psychological Science Rising Star. She is the author of a popular neuroscience book, The Balanced Brain: The Science of Mental Health (Penguin, 2023), a Sunday Times, Financial Times, and Prospect Book of the Year.

Dr Matt Kenzie is an Associate Professor of High Energy Physics at the University of Cambridge Cavendish Laboratory. He has been a member of the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) Collaboration since 2014. His predominant research interests involve searching for, and measuring CP violation (a violation of the symmetry between matter and anti-matter) in B meson decays using data from the LHCb experiment at CERN. He is a Graduate Tutor and Fellow at Clare College.

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: Adults
Format: Performance
Timing: Live Stream
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 500
Theme: Discovery
Accessibility: Partial access - please contact us for details
Image copyright: Simon Watt

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