Welcome to Nerd Nite Los Angeles!
We all know that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. Thus, Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 50 cities across the globe during which several folks give 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. It’s like the Discovery Channel… with beer.
The next Nerd Nite:
December 10 – Tickets
at Busby’s East
5364 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Stay in touch through the links below.
THIS MONTH’S PRESENTATIONS:
By Kevin Hickerson
The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the discovery that the lightest of light particles, the neutrino, has mass, however tiny. But many more massive puzzles still persist about this shadow particle: Why are they so light? What is the mass anyway? Do they look the same in a mirror? Do time and neutrino have a favoured direction, and why is most of the universe invisible? I’ll talk about how we are going to spend the next decade (or two) answering those questions, and trying to get the next few Nobel Prizes while we are at it.
Dr. Kevin Peter Hickerson is a Posdoctoral Scholar with the Kellogg Radiation Lab at Caltech in Pasadena. He is a unusual mix of nuclear physicist and standup comedian. As a scientist Kevin studies ultracold neutrons, neutrinos, and fundamental symmetries. As a physics Kevin gives talk around the world, including CERN and Fermilab, and works on high precision electroweak experiments in Los Alamos, New Mexico and Italy. As a comedian, Kevin tells inappropriate jokes to strangers at some of the worlds best comedy. Kevin hosts a science and comedy themed podcast “Surely You’re Joking” featuring the best guests from Hollywood to NASA.