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Nature of Space – Chicago Astronomical Society Sept. Meeting
September 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Nature of Space
Christopher Stoughton, Fermilab Experimental Astrophysics Group
Dr Stoughton will speak about the Fermilab Holometer. It addresses the question “Are we living on a checkerboard and how big are the spaces?” This ongoing project has been in the making for five years and is now making measurements. It is a collaboration of Fermilab, The University ofChicago, and the University of Michigan.
The Fermilab Holometer is a new kind of instrument designed to study the quantum character of space itself. It measures the quantum coherence of location with unprecedented precision. Read more about the Holometer project at: http://holometer.fnal.gov/
Dr. Stoughton received his B.S. in physics at Notre Dame, and his Ph.D. in particle physics atColumbia University in 1987. In 1991, he joined the newly minted Experimental Astrophysics Group at Fermilab, working on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. He is also a member of the Fermilab Holometer project.
Please join us for what promises to be a very interesting presentation at the Adler Planetarium on September 12th at 7:00pm. Enter at the south entrance. To enter the Museum Campus, you must exit Lake Shore Drive at 18th street and follow the winding road around Soldier Field to the Planetarium. Street parking is available. Parking rates are $2.00 per hour, payable at the parking kiosks. The parking lot may also be open, but usually costs $16. Or use the CTA. Red, Green and Orange Rapid Transit Trains cross Roosevelt Road (12th Street.) Now only the #146 Bus goes to the Adler Planetarium. Instead of turning on Balbo, southbound #146 service will remain on State until Roosevelt and will then make a stop at the Red, Green and Orange line station before continuing on to the Museum Campus. This will replace service previously provided by #12 Roosevelt buses.