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Hitoshi Murayama Lecture: The Quantum Universe


Presented by: SCIPP
Tickets on sale 7/15 @12pm
All tickets $5
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 8:00pm
Rio Theater - 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Tickets will not be available for sale at the door.
Hitoshi Murayama is an international recognized leader in the field of Dark Matter and Dark Energy. He has worked directly with the Japanese government in matters of international science collaboration, and is a professor at UC Berkeley.
"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 the last year 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? I will talk about our understanding today and how we can move forward further."