Physicists, Cosmologists to Talk at Hopkins Conference
Scientists are being encouraged to write their lectures so that experts in other fields can understand the material, said Jonathan Bagger, a professor in the Hopkins Department of Physics and Astronomy. "I'd say it's one of the few major conferences where people in the different fields actually try to sit down and talk to each other," Dr. Bagger said.
The symposium combines two previously separate conferences. The Johns Hopkins Workshop on Particle Physics has been held annually for 20 years. The PASCOS Symposium has been held for the past five years. This year, Hopkins was invited to host the PASCOS Symposium, so the conferences were combined.
The interdisciplinary approach is a natural progression, since many of the sciences are intertwined. For example, high-energy particle physics is naturally linked to cosmology, since physicists recreate conditions that existed in the early universe, producing particles that existed at the dawn of time. Another example is string theory, which has deep connections to modern mathematics.
Top scientists from around the world will deliver lectures during the conference. Most of the presentations will be held in the Schafler Auditorium in the Bloomberg Center. But one presentation, highlights of research with the Hubble Space Telescope, will be held across the street at NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute.
If you are interested in more information, you can reach Dr. Bagger, at (410) 516-5419. Information also is available on the World Wide Web. The address is http://fermi.pha.jhu.edu/pascos_hopkins.html
Also, for a schedule of the conference or more information, feel free to call me, Emil Venere, in the Johns Hopkins Office of News and Information, at (410) 516-7906. E-mail: email@example.com
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