There will be a FREE physics lecture, “From the hot big bang to the lowest temperatures ever achieved,” given by 2001 Nobel Laureate Wolfgang Ketterle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at 6:30 PM Thursday, August 15 in Paepcke Auditorium, behind the music tent.
Join Professor Ketterle on a journey from the big bang to the lowest temperatures ever achieved. After an introduction into the concept of temperature, we will travel from the earth to the sun and to temperatures of a trillion Kelvin, which are generated in heavy ion collisions and simulate conditions ten millionths of a second after the big bang. We’ll then travel to a surprising location where the lowest temperatures are a trillion times colder than room temperature and provide new insight into superfluidity and other forms of ice-cold matter.
For more information about our summer events, please see www.aspenphys.org or call 970-925-2585.