Teen Science Café

February 12: Dr. Justin Frantz

The Real and Data Science of High Energy Nuclear and Particle Physics

Join us at the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery for an enlightening Teen Science Café with Dr. John Frantz!
Justin Frantz is a professor at Ohio University who does experiments in nuclear and particle physics at Brookhaven National Laboratory and occasionally at other locations around the world. Subatomic particles are responsible for giving all matter and most kinds of energy in the universe (and possibly beyond!) their properties. An important part of physics, being the study of matter and energy, is therefore the study of these particles and the nucleus of the atom. Because they are so small they experience crazy effects such as being fully quantum and experiencing time at a much slower rate. Justin loves to analyze these aspects of them using computer simulations and data manipulation to reveal new behaviors and kinds of nuclear matter.
📆 Date: Monday, February 12th
⏰ Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
📍 Location: 67 Columbus Road, Athens, OH 45701
This event is a perfect opportunity for teens interested in science and medicine to learn from a leading expert in the field, but no prior knowledge of science is needed. See how discoveries in biology right here in our community can have a profound impact on sports, healthcare, and beyond.

For further information contact Jen Parsons, Executive Director Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery, at director@ovmod.org.

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Dr. Timothy Anderson

Dr. John Kopchick

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Pauline Phillips

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Dr. Doug Goetz

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Dr. Mark Lucas

Seeing the Invisible: Experimental Physics


Dr. Nancy Stevens

Exploring environmental change through time: Tales from the field to the laboratory to the classroom and beyond


Dr. Jennifer Hines

RNA alphabet soup and how we use it to find new medicines

Dr. Jennifer Hines

Coral Wedel


Joe Brehm


Dr. Ryan Fogt


Hannah Rastatter


Meredith Fitschen-Brown


Dr. Ricky Okello


Dr. Nina Adjanin


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