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Friday, January 29, 2010

Angels & Demons Event at UT & Online

Here is the information about the program - click on the link to find out how to watch the webcast online. (Thanks to Cindy T. for this info.)

NEW! Upcoming Hot Science – Cool Talks event to feature Angels & Demons book discussion.
Chat with Physics researchers about Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons.
Book discussion participants will be eligible for door prizes! Topics of discussion will center around questions such as:

* What are some of the more outrageous ways in which Angels and Demons portrays antimatter?
* What exactly is antimatter? How exotic a substance is it? How long have we known about it?
* When we actually create antimatter, do we create it 'out of nothing'?
* When antimatter annihilates matter what happens? Are we worried about a future bomb?

Hot Science – Cool Talks
"Angels & Demons: Physics, Antimatter & Armageddon" by Dr. Sacha Kopp
Assistant Professor of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin

Friday, February 19, 2010 at 7:00 pm (Central Time)
Pre-lecture activities begin at 5:45 pm, come early and get involved!
Welch Hall (WEL) Rm. 2.224
FREE to the public

DESCRIPTION: Physicists from all over the world, searching for new particles, types of matter and even extra dimensions of space are on the verge of tomorrow's scientific discoveries. It is no wonder Hollywood borrows from this amazing science to keep movie goers on the edge of their seats. Join ESI and Dr. Sacha Kopp as we discuss antimatter, Armageddon and more.
More details can be found at

SCHEDULE: Friday, February 19, 2010
5:45-6:30 pm: Angels & Demons Book Discussion, WEL 2.304
5:45-6:30 pm: Interactive exhibits, WEL Main Corridor
5:45-6:30 pm: Teacher Workshop on Physics Lesson Plans, WEL 2.246
6:40-6:55 pm: Physics Circus Grand Finale, WEL 2.224
7:00-8:15 pm: "Angels & Demons: Physics, Antimatter and Armageddon", WEL 2.224

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