Astronomy on Tap Champaign-Urbana: Apr. 29, 2021

Join us live on YouTube next Thursday, April 29 at 6 PM CT for this month’s Astronomy on Tap CU, where UIUC grad student Cristina Schlesier will talk about Breaking the Standard Model with Muons.

Experiments with subatomic particles known as muons suggest that there are forms of matter and energy vital to the nature of the cosmos that do not fit into our current understanding of physics. This talk will cover the history of this tension between theory and experiment and highlight a recent result from Fermilab’s Muon g-2 collaboration.

Cristina Schlesier (she/her) is a graduate student in the physics department at UIUC. When not working on Muon g-2, she teaches and organizes with the Education Justice Project, a local college-in-prison program committed to social justice.

Grab a drink, bring your friends and family, and let’s have some fun while we learn! We hope to see you there!

Poster design by UIUC grad student Alex Gagliano.

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