2015 Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture

April 9, 2015

Hitoshi Murayama

University of California, Berkeley & Director of the Kavli Institute for Physics and Mathematics of the Universe at the University of Tokyo

 The Quantum Universe 

 
 
Where do we come from? Science is making progress on this age-old question of humankind. The Universe was once much smaller than the size of an atom. Small things mattered in the small Universe, where quantum physics dominated the scene. To understand the way the Universe is today, we have to solve remaining major puzzles. The Higgs boson that was discovered recently is holding our body together from evaporating in a nanosecond. But we still do not know what exactly it is. The mysterious dark matter is holding the galaxy together, and we would not have been born without it. But nobody has seen it directly. And what is the very beginning of the Universe?
 
Join us for this fascinating lecture on Thursday, April 9th, 2015
The lecture will begin at 4:00 pm at:
 
Bernath Auditorium
David Adamany Undergraduate Library
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
 
Refreshments will be served beforehand from 3:00 pm at:
 
Rm 245, Physics Research Building
666 W. Hancock,
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
 
Please RSVP for this free event here as seating is limited

 

April 10, 2014

Guest Lecturer: Dr. Mario Livio (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Brilliant Blunders

The 2014 Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture details can be found here

April 4, 2013

Guest Lecturer: Professor Charles M. Falco (University of Arizona)

The Science of Optics; The History of Art

The 2013 Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture poster available here.

March 29, 2012
Guest Lecturer: Colonel Terry Virts, NASA Astronaut

Space Shuttle Mission STS-130 & Scientific Exploration on the International Space Station

The 2012 Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture details and poster available here.

 

March 3, 2011

Guest Lecturer: Professor Sylvester James Gates, Jr.

SUSY and the Lords of the Ring: Supersymmetry Theory

The 2011 Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture details available here.

The 2011 Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture poster available here.

April 1, 2010

Guest Lecturer: Professor Young-Kee Kim

Extreme Physics Where Small and Big Things Meet

The 2010 Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture poster available here.

March 26, 2009

Guest Lecturer: Professor George W. Crabtree

The Sustainable Energy Challenge

The 2009 Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture poster available here.

April 10, 2008

Guest Lecturer: Professor Eric Cornell, 2001 Physics Nobel Laureate

Stone cold science: Bose-Einstein condensation and the weird world of physics a millionth of a degree above absolute zero

The 2008 Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture poster available here.

April 12, 2007

Guest Lecturer: Professor Sidney Nagel

Physics at the Breakfast Table

The 2007 Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture poster available here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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