The Penn Science Cafe Presents: Antimatter, Matter and How We Came To Be: The Science Behind "Angels & Demons"
Dr. Boris Kayser is a Fermilab Distinguished Scientist at Fermilab, a laboratory for the study of subatomic particles, and chair of the American Physical Society's Division of Particles and Fields.
(Media-Newswire.com) - Dr. Boris Kayser is a Fermilab Distinguished Scientist at Fermilab, a laboratory for the study of subatomic particles, and chair of the American Physical Society’s Division of Particles and Fields.
The Penn Science Café lecture series is free and open to the public.
Auditorium, Claudia Cohen Hall 249 S. 36th St.
Saturday, May 16, 7:30 p.m.
In the novel and new film adaptation of “Angels & Demons,” a small droplet of antimatter threatens to destroy Vatican City.
Antimatter, matter’s opposite, is quite real. Furthermore, when antimatter and matter meet, they do destroy each other. The universe is safe for life only because there is virtually no antimatter in it; yet scientists believe that just after the Big Bang, at the beginning of the universe, there were equal amounts of matter and antimatter. In this lecture, theoretical physicist Boris Kayser will explain what antimatter is, describing scientists’ efforts to understand how the universe came to be.
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