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Physics Colloquium

Thursday, February 17, 2022
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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14 Billion years on, what can we learn about Original Imperfection?
Eric Cornell, JILA, University of Colorado,

"Behold, we were shapen in asymmetry; and in imperfection did the universe conceive us." after Psalm 51, KJV

The conventional wisdom is that if you want to learn more about the early universe, you build a bigger telescope, and that if you want to learn more about subatomic particles, you build a bigger accelerator.  I will talk about a third and complementary way to get at both sorts of questions: table-top precision measurement.

Limited attendance in Feynman Lecture Hall, 201 E. Bridge to first 100 people. All attendees must show valid Caltech ID upon entry. Join via Zoom: Meeting ID: 892 3746 5190