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Are We Really Made of Quarks?

Lecture presented by: Professor Jerome I. Friedman
Date: April 4, 2017
Location: Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City

The answer to the question, “Are we really made of quarks?”, is yes; but physicists did not arrive at this answer easily. The quark model, which embodied a radically new conceptual view of the structure of matter,

Manipulating Atoms with Lasers

Lecture presented by: Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
Date: December 8, 2016
Location: Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

Light is an essential source of information on the world around us, not only at the microscopic scale of atoms and molecules, but also at the very large scale of the universe. It appears now that light

Mapping the Universe and It’s History

Lecture presented by: Prof. George Smoot
Date: November 9, 2016
Location: Beihang University, Beijing, China

Observations of the universe, along with careful analysis and computer modeling, have allowed us to determine what happened over billions of years with amazing certainty and accuracy.

Discovering Radio Noise from the Big Bang

Robert Woodrow Wilson
Lecture presented by: Dr. Robert Wilson
Date: October 24, 2016
Location: Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara, Romania

Dr. Wilson tells the story of how he and Dr. Arno Penzias discovered Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation at Bell Laboratories about 50 years ago.

New Forms of Matter Near Absolute Zero Temperature

Lecture presented by: Prof. Wolfgang Ketterle
Date: February 24, 2016
Location: Cety's University, Mexicali, Mexico

Why do physicists freeze matter to extremely low temperatures?  Why is it worthwhile to cool to temperatures which are a billion times lower than that of interstellar space?

Stone Cold Science: Bose-Einstein Condensation and the Weird World of Physics a Millionth of a Degree above Absolute Zero

Lecture presented by: Prof Eric Cornell
Date: November 10, 2015
Location: Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti, Romania

How does one reach the necessary record-low temperatures, and why does a scientist go to all the trouble to make a new and bizarre state of matter?

Are We Really Made of Quarks?

Lecture presented by: Professor Jerome I. Friedman
Date: October 20, 2015
Location: VŠB–Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

The answer to the question, “Are we really made of quarks?”, is yes; but physicists did not arrive at this answer easily. The quark model, which embodied a radically new conceptual view of the structure of matter,

Mapping the Universe and Its History

Lecture presented by: Prof. George Smoot
Date: May 21, 2015
Location: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexicali, Mexico

Observations of the universe, along with careful analysis and computer modeling, have allowed us to determine what happened over billions of years with amazing certainty and accuracy.

New Forms of Matter Near Absolute Zero Temperature

Lecture presented by: Prof. Wolfgang Ketterle
Date: November 4, 2014
Location: Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China

Why do physicists freeze matter to extremely low temperatures?  Why is it worthwhile to cool to temperatures which are a billion times lower than that of interstellar space?  In this talk, I will discuss new forms of

Discovering Radio Noise from the Big Bang

Robert Woodrow Wilson
Lecture presented by: Dr. Robert Wilson
Date: October 4, 2014
Location: Czech Technical University, Prague

In this talk, I will tell the story of how Arno Penzias and I discovered Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation at Bell Laboratories about 50 years ago. I will start with a brief discussion of cosmology in the