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An Announcement from the Vatican (Observatory)

From: "Consolmagno, Guy J - (brotherguy)"
Date: October 28, 2013, 1:19:41 PM GMT+01:00
Subject: Seminar Tuesday

Our guest, Bill Higgins, will give an informal seminar after coffee tomorrow (Tuesday):

Antimatter: from Quantum Physics to Science Fiction

Antimatter, a bizarre family of particles first discovered in the 1930s, eventually became known to the general public by becoming commonplace in science fiction stories. The path from science to fiction passes from quantum physics through astronomy, and the study of meteors, before falling into the hands of such SF writers as John Campbell, Robert Heinlein, and Jack Williamson.

William S. Higgins is a Radiation Physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

I am very, very grateful to those who made it possible for me to be here.
Tags: astronomy, history, physics, science fiction, vatican
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