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    • 18 Jul 2018
    • 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

    NJAAPT, The Rutgers Department of Physics and Astronomy, and QuarkNet Present a Combined Program 1) Describing our annual Quarknet Program and 2) Providing a unique opportunity to learn about an important area of Physics Research:

    Current Tension in Cosmology – A Panel Presentation and Discussion

    Addressing Discrepancies in measurements of the Expansion Rate of the Universe

    Note.  You must register for afternoon parking.  See below for information about parking, buildings, and room numbers!

    In this exciting colloquial meeting we bring together three experts to explain the measurement of the expansion rate of the universe using three different techniques. Each speaker will give a thirty-minute presentation describing one of the specific techniques. This will be followed by a panel discussion addressing questions from the audience.

    Prof. Saurabh Jha (Rutgers University): Measuring the expansion rate of the universe using Type 1A supernovae

    Dr. Matthew Madhavacheril (Princeton University): Measuring the expansion rate of the universe using the Cosmic Microwave Background

    Prof. Matt Buckley (Rutgers University): Measuring the expansion rate of the universe using gravitational waves

    This program starts at 3:30 with an overview of the Quarknet Program, presented by the Rutgers Quarknet Staff and some of the Quarknet summer students. We then have a light dinner follwed by the evening presentation.  We understand that as this is a summer presentation, you might only be able to make a portion of the program.

    Member Cost: $15.00


    Parking Etc:    Follow This Link. 

    Afternoon Session:  In Science and Engineering Resource Building, Room 202:

    Afternoon Parking:  If you are coming for the afternoon session, please forward the following information about your car to dkaplan@marsd.org:  car information: license plate #, make, model, color, # of doors

    • 3:30-4:10 Arrive/Coffee/Hands-on Demos to Play With
    • 4:10-5:00 Overview of the QuarkNet summer program
    • 5:00-6:15 Break for Pizza and Drinks
    In Hill Center, Room 114:
    • 6:30-8:30 Evening Program: The Current Tension in Cosmolgy presentations and panel discussion

    Parking in Lot 53A

    Evening Parking: No information is required by security for this time period.

    This link will open a google map directly to this parking lot.  The map also shows the location of the Science and Engineering Resource Buiding for the Afternoon Session and for the Hill Center for the evening session. 

    About Quark Net

    The QuarkNet project is aimed at exposing teachers and students to working with cosmic ray detectors, as well as providing them with a learning experience based on self-discovery. Students are encouraged to learn about cosmic rays through experimentation involving the detectors. Through this project, schools are able to conduct experiments individually, and later collaborate on their findings and on future developments. 

    The project provides a means for students to bring the reality of particle physics into the classroom setting. The cosmic ray detection devices used are similar to the detectors used at the various particle colliders around the world. Tools for detecting the cosmic rays are provided, and allow the teachers and students to carry out several simple experiments, as well as develop techniques and experiments of their own.

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