Lectures are free and open to students and adults with an interest in science. All lectures begin at 7:00 pm in CEBAF Center Auditorium [Download a Map] [Locate Jefferson Lab on Google Maps] [Display a QR Code for Scanning] and last for about an hour. Seating in the CEBAF Center Auditorium is limited to about 260 people. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Unfortunately, people arriving once capacity has been reached will be turned away. Lectures will be added to the video archive for on-demand viewing upon approval from the presenter.
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Studying the Building Blocks of Matter
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Since ancient times, humans have inquired about what makes up the world around them. In antiquity, the Greeks believed the world to be made up of earth, water, air, fire and the aether. Today, researchers at Jefferson Lab study quarks and gluons: what we now believe to be the fundamental building blocks of the atomic nucleus. Jefferson Lab's research on the building blocks of matter will be presented along with a discussion about why you should care.
Dr. Douglas Higinbotham - Jefferson Lab
Liquid Nitrogen Show!
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Nitrogen. As a gas, it makes up nearly 80% of the air around us. If it's cooled enough, it changes from a gas to a liquid. Then, the real fun begins! Join us as we explore how everyday objects change when they are cooled to -321°F and discover how these low temperatures help Jefferson Lab scientists learn about the inner workings of atoms!
Steve Gagnon - Jefferson Lab
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