Past Event

CAA DC | Reconstructing History Atom by Atom

November 30, 2023
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

In this lively presentation, Prof. Helfand reconstructs the history of the universe—back to its first microsecond 13.8 billion years ago—with the help of atoms. Informed and aided by detectors and reactors, microscopes and telescopes, he shows how we can decode the tales these diminutive particles tell, answering questions in art history, archeology, the evolution of agriculture and human diet, and the history of the climate, of life, of the Earth, and of the cosmos.

Helfand demonstrates how the mysteries of unreachably remote times and places can be unveiled through the power of science.

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Miyako Yerick