Oberlin College and Conservatory

Physics & Astronomy Department Lecture Series

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 4:35pm to 5:45pm

Wright Lecture Hall, W201
110 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

"Desperate Measures (in Desperate Times)" is the title of the talk to be presented by Tom Giblin, associate professor of physics at Kenyon College.

Abstract:  We find ourselves in the so-called “Golden Age” of particle physics.  Ours is a time in which the largest, most sophisticated, and most expensive experiments in history are returning the most precise measurements ever. 

However, our “Golden Age” is starting to look tarnished; the concordance among these experiments continues to show consistency with a model of particle physics (and hence, of the Universe) that we know is wrong. 

In this talk I will discuss this staggering dilemma and show how our research group is making some progress in trying to confront these failures of success.

A reception for Professor Giblin begins at 4:10 p.m. in the Anderson Lounge, Wright Lab, second floor.



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Academic, Physics and Astronomy

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Diane Doman

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