Knocking on Heaven's Door: Scaling the Universe

Date: 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:00pm

See also: CHSI Events

Location: 

Science Center, Lecture Hall D, 1 Oxford Street

Lisa Randall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Public Lecture and Reception

Lisa Randall, Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science, Department of Physics, Harvard University How we look at things matters. Humans make sense of the world by experiencing it from different perspectives, whether understanding a detailed city map, or locating a constellation in the sky. But how do we deal with scales we cannot see? Lisa Randall will discuss how scientists think about scale when studying the cosmos–from the mysterious properties of dark matter to the depths of our universe and beyond. Related exhibition: Scale: A Matter of Perspective, at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments through December 2017.

Free event parking available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Reception sponsored by the Harvard Chapter of Sigma Xi.