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Saturday Science Lecture

Why does thunder rumble?

The rumbling of thunder is not due to echoing off nearby buildings but rather occurs because of a strange property of waves in two-dimensional space. Is it possible to stop thunder from rumbling? Yes! All we need to do is to have an additional time dimension, and amazingly, beautiful experiments are being done right now that simulate a space of two time dimensions.

Due to campus construction, all lectures will be held in the Laboratory Sciences Building in Lab Sciences 300. The Laboratory Sciences Building is directly across the street from the Millbrook Parking Garage, which is off the Forest Park Parkway along the northern end of the Danforth campus.

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