[PAST EVENT] Emerging Scholars Talk: "Building Blocks of the Universe"

November 9, 2023
2pm - 3pm
Stryker Center (412 Boundary St.)
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Ezekiel Wertz, doctoral candidate in Physics: "Building Blocks of the Universe"

The ordinary matter all around us is constructed of atoms composed of interacting subatomic particles. But our understanding of these particles is incomplete. Two subatomic particles of scientific interest are the proton and neutron, which serve as building blocks for atomic nuclei. In this talk, Ezekiel Wertz, PhD candidate in Physics at William & Mary, will describe how experiments at Jefferson Lab in Newport News explore the fundamental structure and properties of neutrons and protons. Research in this field offers applications in medicine, energy, and materials engineering.

The Emerging Scholars Series is offered in partnership with the Williamsburg Regional Library. Free & open to the public.


[[sgglos,Sarah Glosson, A&S Graduate Center]]