DSU Professor Leads First Pavilion Sci-Pub Event
The Kirby Science Discovery Center and Washington Pavilion is hosting the first "Pavilion Sci-Pub" evening, Thursday, June 11 at 6:00pm in Leonardo's Café at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls. Modeled after other successful programs throughout the nation, the Pavilion Sci-Pub provides an opportunity for the public to hear from a noted expert in science and participate in a scholarly discussion in an informal atmosphere.
Dakota State University professor of physics, Dr. Barbara Szczerbinska will present the topic for the first Pavilion Sci-Pub, "The Physics of Angels and Demons," a recently released major motion picture by Sony Pictures Entertainment based on Dan Brown's best-selling novel. Starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard, the film focuses on an apparent plot to destroy the Vatican using antimatter made at the Large Hadron Collider and stolen from the European particle physics laboratory CERN. The Sci-Pub presentation will focus on the real science of antimatter, the Large Hadron Collider and the excitement of particle physics research while referencing sections of the film and book.
Dr. Szczerbinska had an opportunity to visit both CERN and the Vatican, and brings unique insight to the discussion topic. The Pavilion Sci-Pub is free and open to the public. A cash bar will be available. Doors open at 6:00pm with the presentation starting at 7:00pm. For more information, contact www.washingtonpavilion.org.