AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History

  • 14 Mar 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
Join us for an exciting and interesting evening at the Florida Museum of Natural History!

7:00 - 7:30 General Meeting & Announcements
7:30 - 7:45 Refreshments
7:45 - Public Presentation

Speaker: Jerry Heines

Topic: The Birth of Quantum Physics

Abstract: Gazing into the night time sky must have fascinated even earliest man. Questions no doubt were posed similar to “Where did all ‘this’ come from?” It wasn’t until the late 1920s that LaMaitre and Hubble observed the Universe was expanding which then led scientists to postulate the phenomenal event we call the Big Bang. But the basic question still remained. To gain some insight into the answer we need to take a virtual trip back to that primordial moment and examine the early development of our Universe. We need to probe this epoch at the very beginning of time itself; at an extremely small fraction of one second! And from this study we discover the birth of Quantum Physics. We will observe that if just one small event did not occur in the early beginning, our Universe would be totally different since Quantum Physics as we know it would never have been born. But it was and from its birth we can begin to understand our night time sky. And so our journey will begin by leaving Earth to travel back 13.8 billion years to the largest explosion that ever occurred in our Universe – and there was no sound!

Dr. Heines will have copies of his book, "The Other Side of Darkness: A SciFi plus the Physics behind the Fiction" available for sale at the meeting for $9.99.
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