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“Quantum Tools to Explore the Universe…and Help Life on Earth” (Distinguished Colloquium for Physics and Astronomy)

October 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Webster 16

Ronald Walsworth, senior physicist at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, leads an interdisciplinary research group that develops precision measurement tools and applies them to problems in both the physical and life sciences. At this distinguished colloquium for physics and astronomy, Walsworth will describe some of the applications from his lab, from searching for Earth-like planets to solving such down-to-Earth problems as health, security, and navigation. This national leader will help you understand our soonish universe! Verification of attendance for the Common Reading available.


October 26, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Webster 16
WA United States


Dept. of Physics and Astronomy