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Dark energy and the ever-expanding Universe

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16:30 – 17:45 7 Oct 2014
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Room C5, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Speakers: Dr Carolin Crawford, The University of Cambridge

In 1998, everything we thought we knew about the universe was turned on its head with the discovery that the universe is not just expanding, but that this expansion is accelerating. We reconcile the observations and theory by invoking dark energy – its exact nature is unknown, yet it must account for three-quarters of the contents of the universe. Dr Carolin Crawford’s lecture will bring us up to date with this new cosmology and answer questions such as: what are dark matter and dark energy? What is the evidence for their existence? Why do astronomers think they account for the 'missing' 96% of our universe, and what does this mean for the future?

Meetings will start at 4:30pm and finish at approximately 5:45pm
All are welcome, admission is free.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Nottingham Centre
Contact details: For further details, see http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~ppzaa/physics_centre_index.html
or contact the secretary:

Professor Alfonso Aragón-Salamanca
School of Physics and Astronomy 
University of Nottingham
Nottingham NG7 2RD    
Tel. 0115 9516230
Email: Alfonso.Aragon@Nottingham.ac.uk

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~ppzaa/physics_centre_index.html


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