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Explore the Universe with Nature’s Ghost Particles at the next Science Forum Friday, September 14

Jason Newby, staff physicist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will present “Neutrinos: Exploring the Universe with Nature’s Ghost Particles” at the next UT Science Forum Friday, September 14.

Neutrinos are one of nature’s most fascinating fundamental particles. They are known to have mass, but so little that we have yet to measure it, and interacting with matter so weakly that they pass through planets unimpeded. Understanding these particles may hold the key to unraveling how matter won out over antimatter in the evolution of our universe and how many of the key elements of life are formed and dispersed in spectacular stellar explosions.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, September 14 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, Room A (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way). Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the Arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public

We have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. To request a pass, please email Amanda Womac. If you would like to receive a permit by US mail in advance of the meeting, please send an email before 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 and include your mailing address.