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Panel: Gravity

February 27 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Free

To aid everyone in the audience in getting the most from our presentations, The Science Circle is introducing a series of presentations that seek to explain popular and important topics in different fields of science. Each presentation will start with a basic understanding that most pre-college students may have and gradually work up to the types of things that experts know, and still do not know, about each topic, all within an hour.

 

For this month’s Panel discussion, the topic is Gravity. Gravity is something so present in our lives that we may take it for granted, but it is also what makes possible some of the most fantastical concepts that explain, and objects that make up, our known universe.


     Panel Host Matthew Burr will start by reviewing that we understood about Gravity until the beginning of the 1900’s, based on Newtonian mechanics.
     Dr. Phil Youngblood will then review the new ideas that Einstein discovered at the turn of the century regarding the relativity of space-time. 
     Dr. William Wall will conclude by talking about Einstein’s field equations and the more exotic aspects of gravity associated with massive objects.      

On March 20, Phil Youngblood will continue the series with an explanation of “Elementary Particles” at different levels of understanding.

 

 

Phil Youngblood William Wall

 

 

 

 

Matthew Burr
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Fireside Chat Wednesday, March 3 at 4 PM PST

 

Non-members can register for the free event.

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Details

Date:
February 27
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Auditorium

Organiser

Matthew Burr

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