Fellow, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
many reasons to believe that physicists do not yet have a complete understanding
of the laws of nature. In efforts to push our understanding
forward, experimental physicists often look for clues in surprising
places. We go deep underground to look for yet undiscovered particles
believed to compose the bulk of the universe's mass. We study atoms
caught in laboratory traps, hoping to understand the mysterious origins of
matter in the big bang. We probe gravity at tiny distances in order to
shed light on nature's strange behavior on the huge length scales of the
In these lectures Dr. Brian Odom will describe experiments which search for answers to profound questions facing today's physicists. No scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity.
LECTURE 1: From the Big Bang to TodayPuzzles Solved
LECTURE 2: From the Big Bang to TodayPuzzles Unsolved
& Neutrino Relics from the Big Bang
LECTURE 3: Mystery Leftovers (Dark Matter Big Bang Relics)
LECTURE 4: The Search for Dark Matter
LECTURE 5: Using the Fine Structure Constant to Push on the Standard Model
LECTURE 6: Guest Lecturer Teri Odom, Northwestern University
The Colorful Nanoworld
LECTURE 7: Matter and Antimatter, Dancing to Different Drummers?
LECTURE 8: Why Did the Big Bang Leave so Much Matter?