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The Milky Way, Schrodinger’s Cat and You – Dr. Puragra Guhathakurta

(September 22, 2005) Dr. Puragra Guhathakurta (“Raja”) of the University of California, in collaboration with Sandra Faber, presents “The Milky Way, Schrodinger’s Cat, and You,” a lecture about the birth and evolution of galaxies like the Milky Way. Guhathakurta takes us back in time to the earliest imaginable instant in the history of the Universe—an infinitesimal fraction of a second after the Big Bang. In this journey Guhathakurta provides evidence for how quantum mechanics is responsible for the large scale structure of the Universe we see today.

Science Standards: Relationships among force, mass and motion; transformation of energy; effects of change on systems in the natural world.