Nature Never Deals Off of the Bottom of the Deck…but She Holds All of the Aces: The Joys of Doing Precision Measurement Science

Date: 
11/15/2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
CP 155
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Jim Faller, JILA (NIST and the University of Colorado) and University of Glasgow
I will talk about, the measurement of little g; Lunar laser ranging (This year is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.); and the measurement of big G, the Newtonian constant of gravitation. I believe that by extending the reach of our hands & quickening the response of our eyes, new measurement methods and instrumental capabilities have driven and implemented much of scientific progress. In my talk I will evidence the commonality of all precision measurement physics and introduce some thoughts about doing science. My aim will be for you to carry away from my talk some new thought, idea, awareness, or perhaps just a saying that you will want to think about long after I’m gone.

 

Host : Misha Eides

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