The May 27 meeting of the RASC Mississauga Centre will feature a talk on antimatter.
Talk Title: Antimatter: from the subatomic to the cosmological scales
Speaker: Dr. Wendy Taylor, York University Physics & Astronomy
Dr. Wendy Taylor talks about the science of antimatter. What is it? How is it made, trapped, studied and used? And what can it tell us about how the universe works?
Wendy J. Taylor is Professor of Physics at York University and former Canada Research Chair in Experimental Particle Physics. She is a member of the university’s High Energy Physics Group and leads its ATLAS group. ATLAS is a key experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN where the Higgs Boson particle was discovered in 2012. Her current research focuses on the search for the hypothetical magnetic monopole particle. Her former research at the Fermilab Tevatron particle collider showed differences in the production of matter and anti-matter in high-energy collisions shedding light on the imbalance in matter and anti-matter in the early universe. Professor Taylor is a member of the American Physical Society and the Canadian Institute of Particle Physics.
The meeting will be held from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The University of Toronto,Mississauga Campus, in lecture hall SE2082 in the William Davis Building. The meeting is open to the public and is free.
Enter off of Mississauga Road. Park in lot 4 or the parkade, across from the fitness centre south of theDavis Building. Enter through the Fitness centre, walk up the stairs untilyou reach the main corridor then turn right. (If you need an elevator,follow the corridor to the right of the stairs, then go up to the mainfloor.) Look for the Mississauga Centre sign in front of the lecture room.
Post meeting plans: we usually continue the discussion post-meeting at a local bar – please join us!