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Knowledge by the Slice
What makes an insightful, educational faculty lunch-time lecture series even more appetizing? Pizza, of course! It's a new year and the School of Arts and Sciences is serving up a new batch of experts.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy a unique perspective on some of today's most exciting research areas. And most importantly, have a slice on us!
Upcoming events in this series:
Mark Trodden Bhuvnesh JainFay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics, Physics Department Chair, Co-Director for the Penn Center for Particle CosmologyBeyond Einstein? Gravity and the Search for New Physics Irvine Auditorium, Cafe 58, 3401 Spruce Street
One of the central goals of physics is to discover the fundamental particles of nature and to uncover the basic laws that describe their behavior. The recent Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) observation of gravitational waves emitted by colliding black holes represents the dawn of the age of gravitational wave astronomy. It has highlighted the role that tests of gravitational physics can play in this endeavor, beautifully complementing the work of particle physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s most powerful microscope. Astronomical measurements of the distribution and lensing of galaxies have opened up their own window onto fundamental physics. A suite of ongoing experiments are pursuing the possibility that a breakdown of Einstein’s General Relativity might provide our first glimpse into the physics of dark matter, dark energy, extra dimensions, string theory, or other new theories which attempt to solve outstanding puzzles in physics.
Penn Arts and Sciences' long-running Knowledge by the Slice series offers educational talks led by insightful faculty experts. Did we mention there's pizza? So come for the discussion and have a slice on us.