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John Stewart Bell, image: Peter Menzel

Action at a Distance: the life and legacy of John Stewart Bell

5 - 30 November 


One of the most influential scientists of the twentieth century, this Queen’s graduate formulated a theorem which physicists, philosophers and historians now consider to be one of the most significant developments in quantum theory. His proof of non-locality - that a measurement of particle A would instantaneously affect particle B, even if they were a vast distance apart - revolutionised the understanding of both quantum theory and the nature of the physical universe.

On the 50th anniversary of the publication of Bell’s theorem, this unique exhibition explores his life and the artistic response to his legacy by artists from across the world.

Richard Bell (Australia)
Geraldine Cox (UK)
Oliver Jeffers (USA)
Rory Jeffers (Northern Ireland)
Jonathon Keats (USA)
Kevin Kopacka (Germany)
Lucy McKenna (Ireland)
Philip Mussen (Northern Ireland)

Featuring Nick Herbert's Bell's Theorem Blues performed by BC Blues Trio

Presented in association with the School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University Belfast.


The exhibition publication can be downloaded by clicking on the link below

'Action At A Distance: The Life and Legacy of John Stewart Bell' Publication

A few exhibition images by Rory Moore Photography 

The film 'Action at a Distance: the life and legacy of John Stewart Bell' featuring prominent physicists talking about Bell's influence on their life and work can be watched here: