Kevin Graham, Department of Physics

Mass affects the evolution of the universe, via gravity, on the largest scales but also the interactions of particles, via other forces, at the quantum scale. But what is mass and what roles does it play in such diverse situations? In this talk I will introduce the concept of mass and describe various ways in which it is measured. On macroscopic scales, the concept of mass will be developed in the context of forces acting on mass. At microscopic scales, the complementary equivalence between mass and energy, Einstein’s famous E=mc2, will be addressed along with associated ways that mass plays a role in subatomic interactions..

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in
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