Monday December 10th: Matter, Anti-Matter and the Ghostly Neutrino


Date: December 10, 2012

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Place: The Donut Whole

1720 E. Douglas

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Norman

Associate Scientist

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory


Most of us have a pretty good idea of what matter is. It’s what all things on earth are made of. Tables, chairs, you and me. But in space, scientists have encountered something called anti-matter. What the heck could that be? And what is a ghostly neutrino? Dr. Norman will explain.


Dr. Norman is a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where he studies the differences between matter and anti-matter. He is currently conducting research on the NOvA experiment, which is designed to send beams of neutrinos and anti-neutrinos through the Earth’s crust, from Chicago to northern Minnesota, in order to measure the speed at which they travel, the ways they interact, and their abilities to transform into different neutrino species.


Please come and enjoy interesting conversation and good food and coffee. BRING A FRIEND, COLLEAGUE, OR NEIGHBOR! Ask all the questions you want.


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