A science lecture, arts, and performance series, based at the Bell House in Brooklyn
March 4, 2011
The Secret Science Club presents Theoretical High-Energy Physicist Matthew Strassler, Wednesday, March 16, 8 pm @ the Bell House, FREE!
Kick it into warp drive! The Secret Science Club is heading out—way out. The Large Hadron Collider is the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, a ginormous subterranean machine that sends subatomicparticles smashing into each other at incomprehensible speeds. The resulting explosions mimic conditions just moments after the Big Bang. Theoretical physicist Matthew Strassler of Rutgers University lectures on how this phenomenal new experiment could unveil the fundamental building blocks of the universe and transform our understanding of matter, space and time, and the cosmos.
Before & After
--Groove to high-energy tunes
--Stick around for the quantum Q&A
--Try our quarky cocktail of the night, the elusive Dark Matter --Plus! Science rapper Zach Charlop-Powers live. Oh, yeah!
The Secret Science Club meets Wednesday, March 16 @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn, p: 718.643.6510 Subway: F to 4th Ave; R to 9th St; F or G to Smith/9th.
Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+ Free!
The Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment is on the hunt for Dark Matter;
photo courtesy of CERN
The Secret Science Club is curated by Dorian Devins, Margaret Mittelbach, and Michael Crewdson. Dorian Devins is an NYC-based jazz singer and lyricist, and the former host of WFMU's “The Speakeasy.” Margaret Mittelbach and Michael Crewdson write about nature in the strangest of places; they are co-authors of Carnivorous Nights and Wild New York.
Teeny-Tiny Secret Science Videos
At the Secret Science Club, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson caps off his 3-hour tour de force talk--- answering questions about string theory and CERN---and ends by reflecting on human intelligence. (7 min, 36 sec)
Trippy! Check out the "after effect" below with visual neuroscientist Ben Backus (4 min, 10 sec) Click here for a less-teeny version.
Send in the clones! Biologist Rob Martienssen lectures on super seeds, super weeds, and green energy (47 min, 6 sec). Click the lower right-hand corner for full screen.