Science Gang

Monday October 11 2010

 

Dr. Michael Lisa, professor of physics at The Ohio State University, will explain how subatomic collisions help us understand the universe at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

In his talk, "Size Matters: Space-time geometry in subatomic collisions," Dr. Lisa will describe the field of ultrarelativistic heavy ion physics, which involves smashing nuclei into each other with the goal of understanding the structure of the universe.

This Science Gang discussion will be accessible to the interested layperson, focusing on general concepts and ideas, rather than mathematical details.

Pizza and refreshments will be served at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Hopwood Auditorium, followed by the talk at 4:30 p.m.