Encounters with Modern Physics

Who: Samuel C.C. Ting
When: Friday, September 1, 2017 at 16:00-17:00
Where: O100
Experimental physics results are a major driving force for the advancement of physics. A theory, however logical and elegant can only be accepted if it is confirmed by experiment. It is when an experiment disagrees with theory that we learn new physics. I have been conducting experiments for quite some time. In this lecture, I will present my experience with five major experiments in particle physics, on the ground and in space and lessons learnt from these experiments.

Samuel C.C. Ting received the Nobel Prize in 1976, with Burton Richter, for discovering the subatomic J/ψ particle.