Past Event

Three Cosmic Tenors: Exploring the Frontiers of Matter, Energy, Space & Time

Exploration of the energy frontier today combines questions about the most fundamental particles and questions about the entire universe. It brings together physicists in the areas of string theory, particle physics, and astrophysics in an effort to study what the universe is made of and how it is evolving.

Our three cosmic tenors are scientists whose songs speak to us of how the creation of theoretical models and the use of technology like colliders and space probes will help to understand the fundamental nature of energy. Their concert will be a harmonious presentation of ideas from their different scientific perspectives.


  • James Gates, Center for String and Particle Theory, University of Maryland
  • Larry Gladney, University of Pennsylvania
  • Herman White, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

This program is presented in partnership with The Field Museum of Natural History and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events as part of Chicago Science Expedition “Two Weeks Worth of “Wow”!.

Admission to the event and Museum are free, but registration is required. Call (312) 665-7400 to make a reservation.

If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please call 312.422.5580. For parking locations near the facility, please visit Chicago Parking

Visit the official Chicago Science Expedition website for a complete listing of events in the series or download the Chicago Science Expedition program booklet.