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Title: Oppenheimer Lecture: Anticipating A New Golden Age    (Special)
Start Date: 03/01/2010
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Pauley Ballroom
Speaker: Frank Wilczek
Affiliation: M.I.T.

Fundamental physics is poised to take a great leap forward in coming years.  An extraordinary instrument - the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC - will enable us to see whether some gorgeous ideas about the ultimate laws of physics describe reality correctly.  Nature has given us hints: Is she teaching, or teasing?   In a multimedia presentation including rap video, spectacular images, some amazing ideas, and a few jokes, I'll demonstrate why this is an especially exciting time to be a physicist - or a curious person.