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November 8, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Wayne State University Planetarium | Map
4841 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

Science Under the Dome is back for the fall 2017 semester! We have monthly talks lined up for September – December.

Join us Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. for Belle and the mystery of the missing antimatter

Presented by Matthew Barrett
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Wayne State University

Antimatter can be thought of as a “mirror image” of the ordinary matter that makes up the world and universe that we see around us. In the very earliest universe equal quantities of matter and antimatter would have existed, but somehow the antimatter disappeared, leaving only matter behind. Since the 1930s, scientists have sought to understand how antimatter is different from ordinary matter, and how this could have led to its disappearance. Explore what we have learned about antimatter, how it still plays a role in the world around us, and how modern experiments, including the Belle experiment in Japan, are continuing to investigate the nature of antimatter. 

For more information about this event, please contact Megan McCullen at 313-577-6455 or mccullen@wayne.edu.