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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Physics Professor Discusses “The Power of the Abstract”

October 1st, 2011

Story Contact: MU News Bureau, 573-882-6211,

WHAT: The relationship between fictional and real worlds will be discussed at the next University of Missouri Saturday Morning Science. Giovanni Vignale, a professor of physics at MU, will discuss how theoretical physicists, like novelists, create fictional worlds to help them understand the real one in his talk, “The Power of the Abstract.”

Saturday Morning Science requires no scientific background or knowledge to attend. The event is free and open to the public.

WHO: Giovanni Vignale, a professor of physics at MU.

WHEN & WHERE: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1
Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
MU campus

NOTE: Bagels, donuts, juice and coffee will be served at 10 a.m. Seating is limited to 250.