SOLD OUT-Momentum & the Great Hadron Collider

             The UCI School of Physical Sciences Presents

                             Adventures in Physics
             Momentum and the Large Hadron Collider 

UCI Department of Physics & Astronomy
January 25, 2014
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Engineering Hall Room 1200

You can reserve your spot by going directly to the UCI reservation page which you can find HERE.

Blast off to a deeper understanding of momentum with the liquid nitrogen cannon.

This exciting physics show and lecture will entertain adults and children of all ages! Professor Daniel Whiteson, experimental physicist and web comic author, will discuss the detection of the Higgs boson that confirmed the Nobel-prize winning theoretical prediction. Educational hands-on activities will also be available.

This event honors the legacy of John Rosendahl, Instructional Programs Director in the Department of Physics & Astronomy from 1987 – 2012. He created memorable lecture demonstrations that were seen by more than 50,000 students, and conducted physics assemblies for K-12 schools. The goal of this annual event is to raise awareness of science and physics among K-12 students and the general public.

You can reserve your spot through UCI by going directly to their reservation page which you can find HERE

Everything you need to know about driving directions and parking can be found HERE. 

UPDATE 1/14/14:  Due to the popularity of this lecture, the location has been changed to the Engineering Hall Room 1200.   If you click on the link below, you will find a very friendly interactive map.  The Engineering Hall is Building 308.  Put in "Engineering Hall" in the search field and it will tell you exactly how to find it. 

Interactive Map:  http://www.uci.edu/campusmap/

Old fashion Map below. 



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  • Allison H.

    Carlos, Tiffany and myself enjoyed the lecture! The children were delightful during the first lecture.

    2 · January 26, 2014

    • Lynne

      Watching the children was as much fun as any of it!

      1 · January 26, 2014

  • Andreas G

    I did want to ask about the collider that was supposed to be built in the US, but was cancelled by Congress. What would have been the benefits to science and for the US (attracting scientists, etc.)

    2 · January 26, 2014

    • Rita

      Ah, that would have been a great question to ask! It was suppose to be the super collider. 10 times bigger than the LHC.

      January 26, 2014

    • Lynne

      Ah...Congress...

      January 26, 2014

  • ~Patricia~

    I sat in the back with Brian because I had to leave to go to another event. I thought having the primer for the school kids for the first segment was fantastic and helped them understand the lecture which followed. What a shame that so many people who had wanted to register were not able to once the hall reached it capacity in registrations. Shame on those who didn't show up.

    January 26, 2014

    • Lynne

      I was surprised at the number of empty seats. At least one of our members did not go, with his children, because he thought it was sold out. I agree with Patricia.

      January 26, 2014

  • Lynne

    Very enjoyable afternoon---great for the kids, which was nice to see, as they expressed a great deal of interest. And now I finally understand why we need the Large Hadron Collider. Dr. Whiteson was thorough and fun.

    January 26, 2014

  • Andreas G

    enjoyed the presentation. Not much of it was really new, but the speaker presented it well.

    It did seem to me that there was a fair number of empty chairs, despite all the hoopla about being sold out.

    January 26, 2014

  • Tom B.

    Great talk on the Higgs boson. Even enjoyed the preliminary presentation on momentum for grade schoolers. I didn't recognize any Our Cosmos people in the crowd though I'm sure they were there, also.

    1 · January 25, 2014

    • Richard M.

      Three of us were in the center of the auditorium. I saw Patricia in the back row of the main section but didn't see her at the break (maybe left early)? The Higgs talk was good... After reading Sean Carroll's book I know there is much more to it but given the allotted time he did a great job of presenting what he could. The presentation on momentum was indeed just right for grade school level; I think the kids must have come away with a good intuitive understanding.

      1 · January 25, 2014

  • Rita

    The professor did a great job explaining the LHC purpose and the Higgs boson. Very enjoyable. It was fun to see how they explain the momentum to the kids, oh, and yes, it was good review for me too. It's been a while...
    Thanks for arranging this, Patricia!

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Richard M.

    I am sitting in the center section, 7th row from front.

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Richard M.

    Are we going to try to meet outside the lecture hall before it starts? Or maybe a quick lunch somewhere (In and Out or some other nearby place)?

    January 24, 2014

    • Jesse

      I'm down to go to Veggie Grill across the street near Trader Joes afterwards, yummy.

      January 25, 2014

    • Richard M.

      I can't meet afterwards as I have to be somewhere else at 4.

      January 25, 2014

  • ~Patricia~

    IMPORTANT: Students are waiting to attend this lecture and show. If you are no longer able to attend, please send an email to [masked] and she will give your seat to a student on the waiting list. It's just the right thing to do.

    January 25, 2014

  • Gwenny

    ...boo us - since soldout we cannot attend. Perhaps next one thx Patricia & all, enjoy! :-)

    January 24, 2014

    • ~Patricia~

      Hi Gwenny - hope to see you soon. Keep smiling. :-)

      1 · January 24, 2014

  • Andreas G

    I am confirmed, so I will see you tomorrow. Are we doing a meal before or after?

    January 24, 2014

  • ~Patricia~

    UPDATE 1/14/14: Due to the popularity of this lecture, the location has been changed to the Engineering Hall Room 1200. If you click on the link below, you will find a very friendly interactive map. The Engineering Hall is Building 308. Put in "Engineering Hall" in the search field and it will tell you exactly how to find it. Interactive Map: http://www.uci.edu/campusmap/

    January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can carpool up to 3 people leaving from Seal Beach at the NE Corner of the 405 and Seal Beach Blvd.

    January 13, 2014

  • Jonathan L.

    if hadron can make a black hole, r we spaghetti or just disappearing on the other side of a manhole cover?

    January 6, 2014

    • ~Patricia~

      Meet you on the other side!

      1 · January 6, 2014

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