Past Event

David Helfand - The Universal Timekeepers

February 9, 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Pupin Hall (Room 301), Columbia University, 538 West 120th Street, New York

Event Description

By utilizing the basic building blocks of matter as imperturbable little clocks, we are now able to reconstruct in quantitative detail a remarkable range of human and natural events. From detecting art forgeries to dating archeological sites, and from laying out a detailed history of human diet and the Earth's climate to revealing the events surrounding the origin of life, of the Solar System and of the Universe itself, atoms provide us with a precise chronology from the beginning of time to the moment humans emerge to contemplate such questions. 

Event Speaker

David Helfand, Professor of Astronomy at Columbia University

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration recommended. Please email [email protected] with any questions. 

Hosted by the Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach