The MIT Club of Beijing, Columbia Alumni Association of Beijing and Berkeley Club of Beijing invite you to:
Talk by Prof. Peter Fisher - "Big Bangs and Little Bumps: The Story of Dark Matter", followed by a small group dinner
MIT, Columbia, Berkeley Alumni and their friends are cordially invited to the talk by Prof. Peter Fisher (Head of Physics Department, MIT) titled "Big Bangs and Little Bumps: the Story of Dark Matter."
What is Dark Matter?
Dark Matter was first uncovered about eighty years ago through observations of the motion of galaxies in a large galactic cluster. Since then, astronomers and particle physicists have tried to learn what dark matter is, but we have mostly learned what dark matter isn’t. The first part of the talk will focus on how we came to know what we do know about dark matter and the second part will explore the new experiments both on Earth and in space.
Biography of Prof. Peter Fisher
Professor Peter Fisher is a member of the faculty in the Physics Department and currently serves as department head. He carries out research in particle physics in the areas of dark matter detection and the development of new particle detectors. He also has an interest in compact energy supplies, pedagogical work on electromagnetic radiation, wireless energy transmission, and bonsai. Before coming to MIT in 1994, Fisher earned his bachelor's degree in engineering physics from the University of California at Berkeley, followed by a PhD in nuclear physics from the California Institute of Technology. He was on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University from 1989 to 1994.
· When: Thursday December 10, 2015
6:00-6:40pm Reception with drinks and snacks
6:40pm Talk by Prof. Fisher
8pm: end of reception
8:15pm: dinner at nearby venue (separate registration - limited to 11 attendees)
F32 Cuisine and Bar
Corner of Jintong Dong Lu and Guanghua Lu (look for the tallest building)
· Who: MIT, Columbia, Berkeley Alumni and Friends
· Event fees:
RECEPTION AND LECTURE EARLY REGISTRATION (before December 9th): 75 CNY (Max 50 Attendees)
RECEPTION AND LECTURE REGISTRATION ON-SITE: 100 CNY (subject to availability)
DINNER WITH PROF. FISHER: 250 CNY (Max 11 Attendees)
Alumni can choose to join the lecture, the dinner, or both events. To attend both events, please make sure to register for one ticket for each. If you choose to attend the dinner only, we will communicate the venue to you after you register.
For any inquiry, please contact [email protected]