Glenn Starkman, director of the Institute for the Science of Origins and Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics, will lead the next Science Café Cleveland event—focused on the Large Hadron Collider—Monday, Oct. 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Tasting Room of Great Lakes Brewing Co.
The standard model of particle physics explains what atoms are made of, and what holds them together. Every prediction scientists have made with it has turned out to be correct. Yet for 40 years, particle physicists have claimed that the standard model is a sick theory and must be cured by adding many additional particles and interactions.
Join Starkman for “Why we aren’t discovering dark matter, black holes, supersymmetry—or anything else exciting—at the world’s largest accelerator,” as he shares why particle physicists thought this way, why he thinks they’re wrong, and what it means for the Large Hadron Collider and for particle physics in general.
Limited menu options will be available for purchase during the presentation.
The Case Western Reserve University chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream and Great Lakes Brewing Co. will sponsor the event.