WBEZ | University of Chicago http://www.wbez.org/venues/university-chicago Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Critical Mass: How the Higgs Boson Discovery Swept the World Event http://www.wbez.org/critical-mass-how-higgs-boson-discovery-swept-world-event-105281 <p><p>Last summer, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, announced the discovery of a new particle that could explain why elementary particles have mass. On February 7, 2013, join a panel of experts from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and Fermilab to learn why this discovery marks the beginning of a new era in particle physics research.</p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Can&rsquo;t make it? Watch a live webcast of this event at uchic.ag/live.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>*** RECURRENCE INFORMATION ***</div><div><a href="http://discoveryseries.uchicago.edu/page/critical-mass-how-higgs-boson-discovery-swept-world">The Discovery Series</a> is a new public speaker series at the University of Chicago. This biannual series will feature the latest research from the University as well as panel discussions of major scientific advances. Guests will hear the stories behind the science and engage with University experts in Q&amp;A sessions.</div></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:27:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/critical-mass-how-higgs-boson-discovery-swept-world-event-105281 Chicago Humanities Festival Hyde Park Day http://www.wbez.org/chicago-humanities-festival-hyde-park-day-102809 <p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The 23<sup>rd</sup> annual Chicago Humanities Festival, America, continues with a sixth annual day of Festival events in Hyde Park on the University of Chicago campus, including in the brand new Logan Center for the Arts. The day includes 11 events at 4 venues and featured programs include a talk by writer Adam Gopnik and a performance led by jazz musician Fred Hersch of his new composition <em>Leaves of Grass</em>, based on Walt Whitman&rsquo;s poems.</p><p>For tickets, schedule, and information:<br /><a href="http://www.chicagohumanities.org/festival/events.aspx?date=2012-10-21&amp;future=true">http://www.chicagohumanities.org/festival/events.aspx?date=2012-10-21&amp;future=true</a></p></p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 18:40:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/chicago-humanities-festival-hyde-park-day-102809