In the above photo, some of those who attended the Aspen Center for Physics' June 6, 2013 public lecture on The Physics of Cooking by David Weitz made ice cream after the lecture by tossing salt and ice and a bag of milk, cream and sugar until it solidified.

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Nick and Maggie DeWolf Public Lectures

Winter 2015

Wednesdays - 5:30 pm

Wheeler Opera House

Before each lecture, plan to attend Physics Cafés, chats with physicists co-hosted with the Aspen Science Center, at 4:30 pm in the Wheeler Mezzanine

Lectures and Cafés are Free

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  • January 7
    Topic: Single Molecule Biophysics
  • January 14
    Topic: Ocean Biology
  • January 21
    Topic: Block Holes in Dense Star Clusters
  • January 28
    Topic: Collider Physics
  • February 4
    Topic: Glass Physics/Condensed Matter
  • February 18
    Topic: Quantum Field Theory
  • March 11
    Topic: The Cosmological Model
  • March 25
    Topic: Non-Equilibrium Quantum Matter