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SMP 3/15/08 | Encounters with Modern Physics | Speaker: Samuel C. C. Ting

Saturday, March 15, 2008
4:00 AM
170 & 182 Dennison Building

Speaker: Professor Samuel C. C. Ting, 1976 Nobel Laureate (MIT)

Physics is an experimental science. A theory, however elegant, is only meaningful if it can be verified by experiment. Experiments can disprove theories but theories can never disprove experiments. Advancements in physics occur when experimental results contradict a prevailing theory creating a new theory. In this talk I will tell five stories about my personal encounters with experimental physics since I left Michigan.

Detailed Information
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.

Contact Information
For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437