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SMP 4/18/15 | Dark Energy, Alchemy, and Quantum Teleportation | Speaker: Graduate Students

Saturday, April 18, 2015
4:00 AM
170 & 182 Dennison Building

Jessie Muir - Recent years have seen great advances in our knowledge of the universe on large scales, including the recognition that about 95% of it is made up of dark matter and dark energy. Jessie Muir will introduce the cosmic microwave background as one of the primary sources of this new knowledge, discussing how we use it to learn about the content and history of the universe.
Jim Antonaglia - Scientists and engineers over the last few decades have been able to mass-produce custom particles with virtually any kind of shape. Jim Antonaglia will discuss ways we can control how these new kinds of particles interact with each other that offer an exciting new approach to create materials that build and heal themselves.
Adam Katcher - The fantasy of instantly transporting people and objects across vast distances has always captured the human imagination. Adam Katcher will discuss the extent to which this idea has been applied in experiments demonstrating “quantum teleportation” with single atoms and particles.

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 parking structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services. For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, click here, or call 734.764.4437.

James Antonaglia, Adam Katcher, and Jessica Muir (U-M Physics Graduate Students)