Exploding Universe - Vis Lab Commencement Weekend Show
When giant stars explode as “supernovae” they seed the galaxies with heavy elements that make planets and life possible. Some collisions we are only just now starting to understand. For example, w hen Black Holes collide, they can throw off some of the most energetic particles known, ripping and warping space as they go. But other outbursts have profound effects as well, such as the beauty and power of supervolcanoes which have contributed to the transformation of our world into the life bearing oasis we now enjoy. The smallest of explosions, such as the forced impact of high energy particl es, can echo the foundational events of the early universe. As the universe has transformed into the structure we live in now, even the most elementary particles have endured. This show follows the p ath of one of these “particles,” a proton, as it participates in nature’s astounding events of rebirth and renewal.
Saturday, May 20 at 5:00pm
Ho Tung Visualization Lab, 401 Ho Science Center
1819 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA