From Quarks to the Cosmos

February 9, 2017

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, USA


QM2017 Public Lecture in collaboration with C2ST

For the first second of time, long before the emergence of planets, stars, or galaxies, our universe was a hot primordial soup of “elementary” particles like quarks.  Encoded in this formless, shapeless quark soup were the imprints of events from an even earlier epoch—the very beginning of the universe.  Over the last 12 billion years, the primordial soup has cooled and condensed into the rich cosmic structure we see around us in the universe today.  We can learn the nature of the primordial soup by studying relics from the early universe, and we can uncover the ingredients of the soup by cooking up a little bit of it in the laboratory.

Event Details

This program is FREE. Advance registration highly recommended, as this program will fill up and seating is limited.

Dr. Kolb’s lecture is a geared toward the public, and is a part of Quark Matter 2017, the XXVI international conference on ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions. The conference brings together theoretical and experimental physicists from around the world to discuss new developments in high energy heavy ion physics.