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“Relativity and the Twin Paradox”
Dr. Vincent Smith is a British particle physicist who has done experiments at FermiLab in Illinois and at CERN, the super collider in Switzerland. He will explore, with audience participation, the “Twin Paradox,” a prediction of Einstein’s Special Relativity Theory that predicts a twin who travels away from Earth and returns will age more slowly than one who stays at home. (There will be items on display as well as a “live” physics demonstration using lab equipment.)
Dr. Smith makes physics interesting and enjoyable, and claims to have “discovered the Higgs Boson with the help of 7,000 colleagues.” Feel free to ask him why the Higgs Boson is called “the God particle” or any other physics question.
Host: Eileen Teska
Sunday Forum is a Sunday morning lecture series at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee that showcases provocative, sometimes controversial, speakers discussing topical issues of the day: politics, the environment, health issues, the arts, education and more. The Forum — in Max Otto Hall on our second floor — begins at 10:10 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes. Speakers give a 30-minute presentation, followed by questions and brief comments from the audience. Coffee is served. Childcare is available.