Physicists are making great strides in understanding the universe. Unfortunately, the universe is turning out to be so darn complicated that most of us have trouble understanding what physicists are telling us.
Luckily, on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7:00 p.m., the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo hosted Improbable Feats and Useless Discoveries, a public lecture by Québec native Pauline Gagnon — a scientist who has a knack for explaining particle physics in a way that non-scientists find comprehensible and engaging. Even though the lecture is now over, you can watch a replay of it here:
Gagnon has expertise in the mysterious field of dark matter and is the author of the popular science book Who Cares about Particle Physics? Making Sense of the Higgs Boson, the Large Hadron Collider and CERN.
Her lecture discussed the experiments she and others have conducted at the Large Hadron Collider, why such pioneering research matters, and how it has already changed the way we live.
The Perimeter Institute’s public lectures are usually held once a month. The entire 2017–18 series will be streamed on TVO.org.
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