Event category: Public

Sept. 30, 2020, 4:00 pm
Speaker: Jesse Thaler, MIT Colloquium Fermilab employees and users can access the Zoom link below (Services login required): https://fermipoint.fnal.gov/org/ood/LabLeadership/Shared%20Documents/Zoom%20link%20for%20colloquium.docx?d=wddecabdd5efe44ee91ba775647366a0a&csf=1&e=XzG3Ib Please note: you will need the passcode to enter the zoom Anyone else can obtain the Zoom link the day of the colloquium by emailing Barb Kronkow at kronkow@fnal.gov The Future is Open: Adventures with Public Collider Data In November 2014, the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider made the unprecedented move of releasing research-grade particle physics data for unrestricted...
Oct. 21, 2020, 4:00 pm
Speaker: Sean Carroll, Caltech http://events.fnal.gov/colloquium/ Zoom information coming soon Nine decades in, the foundations of quantum mechanics remain mysterious. Meanwhile, modern physicists puzzle over how to reconcile quantum mechanics with gravity. I will suggest that these problems are related, and that a promising strategy suggests itself: rather than “quantizing gravity,” we should look for gravity within quantum mechanics. This approach has interesting consequences for how we think about the nature of space and time.