A scientist walks into a bar, sits down with a former producer of 60 Minutes, orders a beer and talks to a live audience. No punch line here! This is Science on Tap, a live, award-winning show and web series produced by Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.
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In the Beginning…
As a boy growing up in the mountains near Portland, Oregon, Paul Sorensen would look up into the night sky and wonder where all those thousands upon thousands of stars came from. Using the atom smasher at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Sorensen and his colleagues create fireballs of matter that exist for only an instant – but that mimic the instant the universe was born 13.5 billion years ago.
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