MEDIA ADVISORY & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Leading experts in physics and astronomy will gather for a reception celebrating the launch of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Particle Cosmology, a joint venture between cosmology and particle physics which provides an incubator for research into dark matter, dark energy and the nature of the early universe, fostering the development of new theoretical approaches.
The study of the microscopically small and the unimaginably large are no longer distinct realms of inquiry. In the first of a series of events hosted by the Center for Particle Cosmology, leading experts will consider what insights modern observations might provide into phenomena such as dark matter, dark energy and the physics of the early universe.
Mark Devlin, professor of physics and astronomy, will lead a multi-media presentation on BLAST, the balloon-born Large-Aperture Submillimeter Telescope.
Evelyn Thompson, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, will lead a multi-media presentation on the Large Hadron Collider experiment.
Vijay Balasubramanian, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Bhuvnesh Jain, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Janna Levin, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University and author of A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, winner of the 2007 PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers
Mark Trodden, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Gino Segre, mmeritus professor of physics and astronomy and author of Faust in Copenhagen: A Struggle for the Soul of Physics
Tom Lubensky, chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall
3417 Spruce St.