Free Seminar: THE UNIVERSE AND HOW IT ALL WORKS

Date: December 12, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a FREE seminar at the Library on...
THE UNIVERSE AND HOW IT ALL WORKS
The universe is shrouded in mystery, from the large scale of the universe down to the smallest conceivable piece of space. Lord Kelvin once said, “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.”  This statement was believed by many but ultimately proved to be false with the revolution within physics at the turn of the twentieth century when quantum mechanics and relativity were both making their debuts.  
 
Both theories are more abstract than the basics of Newtonian, or classical, physics and proved that the universe does not behave as we perceive it.  In the times of classical physics, it was easier for the layperson to understand the inner workings of physics, but after quantum mechanics and relativity were discovered, the field became much less approachable.  
 
In this talk we will bring these seemingly unapproachable topics closer and provide comprehensive, detailed explanations of how the universe actually works.
 
Wednesday, December 12th 6:30pm
Room N111
Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦ Ocean City, NJ 08226
 
Presenter Jeffrey Raab has been interested in science from a young age. He graduated from Ocean City High School in 2009 where his passion for science was stimulated and then moved on to the State University of New York at New Paltz.  He started off as a chemistry major and picked up a math minor as well.  After attending SUNY New Paltz, he continued on to get his Master’s Degree in chemistry from Montclair State University.  For the last four years he has been at Seton Hall University working toward his PhD in a theoretical chemistry research group that uses quantum mechanical models, as well as some classical, to explain or predict chemical reactions, conformations of molecules, energetics, vibrations, and other information that is important to the work of experimentalists. 
 
**Please contact Julie Brown at 609-399-2434 ext.5222 
or email jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org to register.**

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