Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Astro Public Lecture - The Dark Side of the Universe

* FREE Admission but registration is required *

Prof. Michael S. Turner
Rauner Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (University of Chicago)

Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018 
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Receptions starts at 6:30pm
Location: Queen's Biosciences Complex Auditorium | Room 1101

Ewan Lecture by Nobel Laureate Dr. Barry Barish

Abstract:

Most of what we know about the Universe comes from the light of stars, and as Carl Sagan said, we ourselves are made of star stuff. On the other hand, most of the Universe is not made of star stuff nor does it give off light. Nonetheless, we know that dark matter and dark energy are the primary constituents of the Universe and are crucial to our existence. I will discuss what we know about dark matter and dark energy and the crucial roles they have played in shaping our Universe.

Admission is FREE but you must register for a ticket.