Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi

Events

Event Information:

  • Tue
    13
    Sep
    2016

    Oxford Science Cafe

    6:00 pmLuca Bakery and Cafe, 1120-1122 North Lamar Blvd Oxford, Mississippi

    Michael S Turner
    Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
    University of Chicago

    Einstein's Outrageous Universe: Gravitational Waves, Black Holes and the Big Bang

    Dr. Michael Turner, Bruce V. & Diana M. Rauner Service Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the Kavli Institute at the University of Chicago will discuss the biggest mysteries of modern cosmology. Is the universe finite or infinite? What is speeding up the expansion of the universe? Turner will present the current state of knowledge about modern cosmology, from the discovery of cosmic expansion to dark matter and dark energy.