Other New Haven (CT) events

Smashing Atoms: Understanding The Strong Force

Past event - 2024
14 May Doors open at 4:00 PM
Event starts at 6:30 PM
The Cannon, 135 Dwight Street, New Haven, CT, CT 06511
Join us as we delve into the mesmerizing world of quark-gluon plasma, the primordial soup of the universe, and embark on an exhilarating adventure through particle physics, where atom smashers and cutting-edge detectors unlock the secrets of the subatomic realm, unraveling the mysteries of our Universe.

A Cosmic Cocktail Hour with Quark-Gluon Plasma

Laura Havener (Assistant Professor - Yale University)
How is an atom held together? What are the smallest building blocks of nature? What is nature's most extreme fluid? We will discuss how the strongest force in nature, the strong nuclear force, holds together everyday matter and what happens when we take it to its extremes. We will demonstrate how we use high-energy particle colliders as a microscope to explore this force that glues together the nucleus of atoms that we can not see.

Particle Pioneers: Accelerating Adventure with Atom Smashers and Detector Dreams

Prakhar Garg (Research Scientist - Yale University)
In a world where tiny particles go wild, high-energy particle detectors are the superhero squad armed with capes made of cutting-edge technology and goggles that can spot a particle in a haystack. These detectors are like cosmic paparazzi, snapping pics of particles doing the Cha-Cha through space-time. With their trusty sidekick, the Accelerator, they chase down particles faster than a caffeine-fueled cheetah on roller skates. So, buckle up and join the wildest ride in the universe – where every collision tells a story and every detector is a diva with a cosmic flair!
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