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Dallas/Ft. Worth Harper Lecture with Craig Hogan: Limits of Reality: Space and Time
   
The director of the Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics explores the new science of gravitational waves.

Cost: $20 General Admission
Registration Required: Alumni and Friends Event Website


Space—the familiar space we live in, right here and now—is the first concept of physics we all learn as little kids, yet it is entangled with some of the deepest mysteries confronting physics. Space is based on the idea of locality, but experiments show that in reality, nothing happens at a definite time or place, which suggests that space is not as real as it seems. On the other hand, Einstein's theory of space and time predicts very real behaviors of space and time, such as black holes and gravitational waves. Hogan's talk will examine these issues by surveying the experiments being done at Fermilab—including the Dark Energy Survey and the Fermilab Holometer—and what we hope to learn from them and from the new science of gravitational waves.

Craig Hogan is the director of the Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics and a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Hogan's research has spanned a wide range of cosmology, including theoretical studies of the early universe and gravitational waves, as well as cosmological experiments. He was a member of one of the teams recognized by the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering the acceleration of the universe. He is currently coleading an effort at Fermilab to attempt the first measurement of a quantum behavior of space-time.
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Event Information
EVENT DATE:
Sunday, Oct 27 2013 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm [ iCal ]
LOCATION:
Ashton Hotel
610 Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102