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Origins Science Scholars Program: “Particle Accelerators: The World’s Largest Machines”

Mike Martens, professor of physics, will present “Particle Accelerators: The World’s Largest Machines” at the next Origins Science Scholars Program series event. The session will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Free parking will be available.

Talk details

Particle accelerators began almost a century ago as tabletop apparatuses and are now the world’s largest machines—tens of miles long, crossing international borders, requiring whole power plants to operate. Martens will discuss the nuances of these massive machines.

The program schedule will be:

  • 5:30 to 6: Coffee and sign-in
  • 6 to 7: Lectures
  • 7 to 7:30: Dinner with faculty and fellows
  • 7:30 to 8: Q&A and dessert

Registration is $40 for members and $48 for nonmembers.

Register online.

Series details

Presented by Siegal Lifelong Learning and the Institute of Science Origins, the Origins Science Scholars Program series engages community members with one another and with leading scholars to investigate rapidly developing areas of origins science. Each evening begins with a presentation from a world-class researcher, followed by complimentary dinner and open discussion among all the participants.