Saturday, November 20, 2004
170 & 182 Dennison Building
Speaker: Professor Dan Amidei (U-M Physics)Since the early 1930’s invention of the particle accelerator, physicists studied phenomena at ever increasing energies, revealing ever deeper layers to the structure of matter, provoking ever more comprehensive theories of the physical world. Seventy-five years into this journey, accelerators have grown from 5 inches to 5 miles in diameter, and our understanding has grown to encompass phenomena ranging from the heart of the proton to the origin of the universe. It has been a fantastic journey, but as accelerators grow ever larger and expensive, can we continue this path? We will explore the connection between accelerators, the microscopic and the cosmological; peering toward the horizons of particle physics to see what the future holds.
All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.
For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437