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Emerging Scholars: Building Blocks of the Universe (WL)

November 9 @ 2:00 pm


The ordinary matter all around us is constructed of atoms composed of interacting subatomic particles. But our understanding of these particles is incomplete. Two subatomic particles of scientific interest are the proton and neutron, which serve as building blocks for atomic nuclei. In this talk, Ezekiel Wertz, PhD candidate in Physics at William & Mary, will describe how experiments at Jefferson Lab in Newport News explore the fundamental structure and properties of neutrons and protons. Research in this field offers applications in medicine, energy, and materials engineering.

The Emerging Scholars Series is a partnership between the Arts & Sciences Graduate Center at William & Mary and the Williamsburg Regional Library. The series features W&M graduate students and postdocs in talks hosted by the WRL intended to bring cutting-edge research to the local community.

Emerging Scholars is an exciting ongoing series highlighting the latest research on a variety of topics coming out of William & Mary’s graduate programs in Arts & Sciences.


Stryker Center at the Williamsburg Regional Library
412 N. Boundary Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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