“Mysteries of the Dark Universe” with Dr. Edward W. Kolb

Posted On April 11, 2017
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The 2017 Nelson Lecture: “Mysteries of the Dark Universe”
Speaker: Dr. Edward W. Kolb from The University of Chicago
Date: Wednesday, April 19th, 3:30 pm
Location: 25 Park Place, Room 830

“Ninety-five percent of the universe is missing! We can only identify the composition of five percent of the total mass and energy in the universe. Twenty-five percent of the cosmic mass-energy is in a mysterious substance called dark matter, which holds together galaxies and other cosmic structures, while seventy percent is in an even more mysterious form called dark energy, which seems to act as a repulsive gravitational force driving the expansion of the universe. Unlocking the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy will illuminate the nature of space and time and connect the quantum with the cosmos.”

Please join us prior to the talk (3:15 pm) to meet Dr. Kolb, and celebrate the end of spring term with faculty and students!