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Title: The Double Simplex: Envisioning Particles and interactions    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 04/25/2005
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 1 LeConte Hall
Speaker: Dr. Chris Quigg
Affiliation: Theoretical Physics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Contact Person: K. Lee   (510) 642-3034
Details: I will present a new way to envision the particles and interactions. Any chart or mnemonic device should be an invitation to narrative and a spur to curiosity, and that is what I intend for the double simplex. My goal is to represent what we know is true, what we hope might be true, and what we donít know--in other terms, to show the connections that are firmly established, those we believe must be there, and the open issues. I want also to express the spirit of play, of successive approximations, that animates the way scientists work.