Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi

Events

Event Information:

  • Tue
    27
    Sep
    2016

    Don Summers Presenting

    4:00 pmLewis Hall 101

    Don Summers Presenting
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    University of Mississippi

    Powers of Ten

    Powers of Ten illustrates the universe as an arena of both continuity and change, of everyday picnics and cosmic mystery. It begins with a close-up shot of a man sleeping near the lakeside in Chicago, viewed from one meter away. The landscape steadily moves out until it reveals the edge of the known universe. Then, at a rate of 10-to-the-tenth meters per second, the film takes us towards Earth again, continuing back to the sleeping man's hand and eventually down to the level of a carbon atom.