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How it all started

This event takes place on the SECOND Floor and does NOT have step-free access.
Over 18s only
Past event - 2019
20 May Doors open 7:00 pm Starts 7:30 pm Ends 9:00 pm
Imperial Pub, 54 DUNDAS ST E,
Sold Out!
Apparently "We are made of star stuff" so your beer contains chunks of the Big Bang explosion, doesn't it?

Echoes of the Big Bang at the Large Hadron Collider

David Curtin (Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Particle Physics)
Why do we exist? We are made of matter, but the universe started out with equal amounts of matter and antimatter, which should have annihilated away to nothing. The Large Hadron Collider is hunting for clues to fundamental mysteries like this one, but recent theoretical ideas shifted our thinking on their possible solution. Spectacular flashes appearing seemingly out of nowhere could be the missing puzzle piece, and we plan to build the MATHUSLA detector at CERN to find them.

Astronomical Alchemy: The Origin of the Elements

Maria Drout (Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics University of Toronto)
As Carl Sagan once said, "We are made of star stuff." However, each element has its own astronomical origins story. Elements are created everywhere from the centers of stars, to supernovae explosions, to the Big Bang itself. Dr. Drout will take us on a journey through the periodic table, highlighting how our recent discovery of a "kilonova" associated with the cataclysmic merger of two neutron stars has filled in one of the final pieces of the
elemental puzzle—the origin of many of the heaviest elements in the universe.