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Cosmic Web

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19:00 – 21:00 8 Dec 2009
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Junior Common Room,
Bristol Grammar School,
University Road
Bristol BS8 1SR

Speakers: Professor Peter Coles

The lecture will focus on the large scale structure of the Universe and the ideas that physicists are weaving together to explain how it came to be the way it is.
Over the last few decades astronomers have revealed that our cosmos is not only vast in scale – at least 14 billion light years in radius – but also exceedingly complex, with galaxies and clusters of galaxies linked together in immense chains and sheets, surrounding giant voids of empty space.
Cosmologists have developed theoretical explanations for its origin that involve such exotic concepts as ‘dark matter’ and ‘cosmic inflation’, producing a cosmic web of ideas that is in some ways as rich and fascinating as the Universe itself.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: South West Branch
Contact details: James Annett
chair-sw@physics.org

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Junior Common Room,
Bristol Grammar School,
University Road
Bristol BS8 1SR
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19:00 – 21:00 8 Dec 2009
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