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Physics From Galileo to the Higgs Boson

Unveiling the Universe Lecture Series

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

Vancouver, British Columbia

Physics From Galileo to the Higgs Boson

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Also, in honour of our Italian visitors the Telus World of Science dome will be flashing red, white, and green tonight!


Please note that we have made an increase in the number of seats available.  If you were at the top of the waitlist, you will have received an email notifying you of your ticket offer.  You must accept the offer within 24 hours or we will pass the offer on to the next person on the waitlist.

There is some opportunity for overflow seating.  We will provide a live video feed of the event to a screen in the Science World centre-stage area.  Presenter Gino Segrè will appear for Q&A after he finishes the Q&A session in the auditorium.




As part of the Unveiling the Universe lecture series, once again join Science World and TRIUMF with the Association of Italian Professionals and Researchers in Western Canada (ARPICO) for an evening of science, philosophy and history, this time with award-winning author Professor Gino Segrè on Tuesday, November 20, at 6:30pm at TELUS World of Science.


Gino Segrè is a physics professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of three popular science books, including "Faust in Copenhagen". He was the winner of the American Institute of Physics Award for Best Science Writing­­­­­­­­­. His lecture, entitled "Physics in Florence from Galileo to the Higgs Boson", will chart the history of physics as it grew from the influence of Galileo, his disciples, and the spirit of exploration in 17th century Florence, to the present day, with the most recent dramatic example being the discovery of the Higgs boson.


Gino Segrè is also the nephew of 1959 Nobel Laureate Emilio Segrè, and will be introduced by Ms. Olivia Fermi, granddaughter of 1938 Nobel Laureate Enrico Fermi.


The lecture will begin at 6:30pm in the Science Theatre at TELUS World of Science, followed by a question and answer period. Tickets are free, but registration is required. Doors open at 5:45pm. Ticket holders, please print and bring your ticket to the event. Guests on the waitlist will be notified if additional seating becomes available.


This event is co-presented by TRIUMF, Science World British Columbia, and ARPICO with the generous sponsorship of the Embassy of Italy in Ottawa and the CMC Engineering Group.  


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When & Where

TELUS World of Science
1455 Quebec Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 3Z7

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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