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The Record Keepers of the Universe with Monika Stachura

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Science World at TELUS World of Science

1455 Quebec Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7

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Doors open at 6:30 PM
Lecture begins at 7:00 PM
Q&A to follow

The Record Keepers of the Universe

In our last Unveiling the Universe lecture, we learned that nearly all earthly elements heavier than helium were born in stars. Everything from the oxygen in ou­r air, the carbon in plants around us, the sodium and chlorine in our table salt – each originated within the fiery core of a far-off star.

As humans, we ourselves are a diverse mélange of stardust: a fragile composition of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, phosphorus, and other elements that hang in an improbable but finely tuned balance. What if we could use our growing knowledge of these elements, born during the life and death of stars, to better understand how our bodies function, and why we get sick? How could we apply that knowledge to solve problems in our bodies?

Join TRIUMF research scientist Dr. Monika Stachura and explore the human side of star-stuff, journeying from the birth of elements forged in stars to their current destination inside our remarkable yet mysterious bodies. Delve into the unanswered questions and possibilities that swirl around these intriguing substances and learn about TRIUMF’s role in producing, studying, and applying rare isotopes the likes of which are manufactured in stars. Discover how our Earth and the 7.6 billion people who exist here are living memories of that same star-stuff.

This lecture is the latest installment of TRIUMF’s 50th Anniversary Unveiling the Universe Lecture Series

Discover TRIUMF - past, present, and future: www.TRIUMF50.com

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