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How can we learn about the first few seconds after the universe was born?

We can’t go way back in time and see for ourselves, but if we look hard enough, we might find tiny hints left over from that turbulent moment, perhaps still visible in the sky, or in the laboratory, today.

In this next edition of LIVE@Frost Science on Wednesday, October 26, physicist and Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric A. Cornell will present Looking for Fossils of the Big Bang in the Laboratory. Dr. Cornell shared in the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics for synthesizing the first Bose-Einstein condensate. In his presentation, Dr. Cornell will concentrate on the work being done in the laboratory and how we can use precise measurements to look for fossils of the Big Bang.

LIVE@Frost Science: Looking for Fossils of the Big Bang is presented in partnership with Florida International University (FIU) with support by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Admission is complimentary. Tickets are limited to four per transaction. Program will take place inside the Frost Planetarium.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served. Food and beverage will be available for purchase prior to the event.

Please note registration to the event does not include museum admission. Museum exhibitions close at 6:00 p.m. Onsite parking is available in the museum garage for $8 flat rate starting at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Eric A. Cornell

Dr. Eric A. Cornell

Dr. Eric Cornell received his B.S. from Stanford University in 1985, and his PhD from MIT in 1990. His doctoral research, with Dave Pritchard, was on precision mass spectroscopy of single trapped molecular ions. Cornell went to JILA in Boulder, Colorado in 1990. Since 1992, he has been a senior scientist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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