“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke’s famous Third Law hints at the awe technology and science can inspire. In this presentation, Fermilab particle accelerator operator Cindy Joe explains why science is worthy of passion and makes a compelling argument that it makes magic accessible to everyone.
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