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Sovling the Enigma of the Universe: How we measure what we can't see

Product of Steven Goldfarb
The Universe as a glass of beer
Product of Steven Goldfarb
Solving the Enigma of the Universe
Product of Steven Goldfarb
Imagine, Explore, Break the rules
The Universe as a glass of beer
Solving the Enigma of the Universe
Imagine, Explore, Break the rules

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Public presentation on particle physics at the LHC, including quality images that can be useful for science education and outreach. Note that copyright terms of use were adhered to for all images, and licensing information is included.

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This talk was given at TEDxOporto 2016 to a large, general public audience.  It attempts to address the question, posed by a young student: "How do we measure what we can't see?" The talk addresses this in three parts:

  1. What we currently know about our universe
  2. How we came about to understand this, through exploration and extrapolation (experiment and theory)
  3. How we can continue this process to make new discoveries, such as the composition of Dark Matter

Note that Powerpoint needs to be used, in order to take advantage of the animations, especially the 100 slides on the composition of our universe.

Post date: Thu, May 12, 2016 — 08:53
Updated date: Thu, Jun 23, 2016 — 14:57

Learning Topics

Physics
Cosmology
Dark Energy
Dark Matter
Higgs Boson
New Physics
Particles
Standard Model
Process of Discovery