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Cosmic History: Everything from Nothing

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19:00 – 21:00 14 Nov 2012
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YO30 6AB
Memorial Hall
St Peter's School
York

Speakers: Professor Carlos Frenk FRS, Institute for Computational Cosmology, University of Durham

Cosmology confronts some of the most fundamental questions in the whole of science. How and when did our universe begin? What is it made of? How did it acquire its current appearance? There has been enormous progress in the past few years towards answering these questions.
For example, recent observations have established that our universe contains an unexpected mix of components that include not only ordinary atoms, but also exotic dark matter and a new form of energy called dark energy. Gigantic surveys of galaxies reveal how the universe is structured.
Large supercomputer simulations recreate the evolution of the universe and provide the means to relate processes occuring near the beginning of the Universe with the structures seen today. A coherent picture of cosmic evolution, going back to about a micro-second after the Big Bang, is beginning to emerge.
However, fundamental issues, like the nature of the dark energy, remain unresolved. These will require understanding what went on at even earlier times.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Light refreshments provided.
To reserve tickets please email events@st-peters.york.sch.uk or phone 01904 527300.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Co-sponsored by: St. Peter's School, York
Organised by: Institute of Physics Yorkshire Branch
Contact details: David Morris
Email: events@st-peters.york.sch.uk
Tel: 01904 527300

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York
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19:00 – 21:00 14 Nov 2012
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