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Sunday, August 7
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sheraton Grand Chicago Ballroom
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Free and open to the public.

Come see five particle physicists from around the world put on a show about the mysteries of the universe. In a high-energy competition, they’ll share the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, shine a light on ghostly neutrinos, and uncover the very structure of the universe.

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Tom Skilling
WGN-TV chief meteorologist


Featured Speakers

Renée Hlozek

Assistant Professor of Astrophysics, Dunlap Institute and Department
of Astronomy
and Astrophysics, University of Toronto; TED Senior Fellow

The Death
of the Universe:
A Musical


Dan Hooper

Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics,
The University
of Chicago; Scientist II, Fermilab

Hunting for
Dark Matter:
The "Soul" of the Universe


Chris Marshall

Graduate student,
University of Rochester

"MC Truth"
Raps About Neutrinos

Clara Nellist

Particle Physicist,
LAL-Orsay /
IN2P3 / CNRS, France

Picturing Particles:
From Bubbles
to Bosons


Mariel Pettee

Physics PhD Candidate,
Yale University

The Electron Slingshot


Argonne National Laboratory
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
The University of Chicago

Join the conversation on Twitter at #PhysicsSlam.

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