Past Event

Einstein's Hidden Worlds

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In 1905, Einstein showed that the world we see is profoundly shaped by the subatomic world with a logic unto itself. Inside the atom is the system of quantum physics, with properties seemingly so bizarre that Einstein later found it hard to accept. Yet these principles are now essential parts of our lives, responsible for electronics, computers, lasers, and medical imaging. Later, Einstein proposed another new world where space and time are twisted and warped by matter and energy, a world which might also contain hidden dimensions and connect us to parallel universes. A century later, we are using particle accelerators and sophisticated space observatories to reveal a reality even stranger than Einstein’s vision.

Speaker: Joe Lykken, Theoretical Physics Department at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Professor, Department of Physics and Enrico Fermi Institute at The University of Chicago

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For more information, please contact Ryan M. Lewis at 312.422.5580.