"I found the general atmosphere [at the Aspen Center for Physics] very stimulating. All practical matters were taken care of in a pragmatic and effective way, all time was available for discussions and self-study. The beautiful surroundings did not distract, but stimulated creative thinking. It is too bad that life cannot always be so simple and pleasant."

    Aspen Center for Physics

    Heinz R. Pagels Free Physics Lectures

    Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm

    Aspen Center for Physics

    Corner of 6th & Gillespie Streets

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  • June 9, 2016
    The Higgs Boson and the Mystery of Mass
    Speaker: Roni Harnik, Fermilab

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  • June 23, 2016
    The Dark Side of the Universe
    Speaker: Catherine Heymans, University of Edinburgh

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  • July 7, 2016
    Singing Binaries: Listening to the Chirps of Black Holes
    Speaker: Ilya Mandel, University of Birmingham

  • July 21, 2016
    String Theory Meets Quantum Field Theory
    Speaker: Jacques Distler, University of Texas Austins

  • August 4, 2016
    Does Copper have Extra Dimensions?
    Speaker: Philip Phillips, University of Illinois

  • August 18, 2016
    Human Genome, Now in 3D!
    Speaker: Leonid Mirny, MIT

  • August 25, 2016
    The Evolution Within Us: Statistics of Immunity
    Speaker: Aleksandra Walczak, Ecole Normale Superieure

  • September 1, 2016
    The Search for Earth 2.0
    Speaker: Justin Crepp, Notre Dame