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PUBLIC LECTURE – Why Should I Care About Physics? From Atoms to Cancer Therapy and More!

August 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - August 28, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Dr Catalina Curceanu
National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Frascati, Italy
What a wonderful world! And how many different structures, from stars to human beings! We have learned about atoms, Higgs bosons, black holes and the Big Bang; we have internet, computers, satellites, GPS and so many amazing technologies! Who needs more? But how do they work? One may think we should not care about the physics beyond technology; it is not our business how technology works! But this is not true! Amazing things happen if we try to understand the physics behind our technology: GPS works due to…Einstein; computers work due to…quantum mechanics; we can cure cancer with particle accelerators. But even more important, we can explore the Universe – inside and outside us – because we are curious beings, we are all born physicists! The adventure of physics will last as long as humanity – we will never stop asking questions. Stay hungry, stay foolish? No! Stay curious. Albert Einstein once said: “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious”.


August 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
August 28, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
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University of Tasmania, Physics Lecture Theatre 1, Sandy Bay Campus, Hobart
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