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IOPS Edinburgh Winter Lecture Programme

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19:00 – 21:00 28 Feb 2017
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Royal Society of Edinburgh
22 - 26 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 2PQ

Speakers: Prof. Carlos Frenk (University of Durham)

All talks start at 7.30pm in the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22 - 26 George Street, with refreshments from 7.00 pm

Abstract: Cosmology confronts some of the most fundamental questions in science. How and when did our universe begin? What is it
made of? How did galaxies and other structures form? There has been enormous progress in the past few decades towards answering
these questions. For example, recent observations have established that our universe contains an unexpected mix of components: ordinary
atoms, 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 can recreate the evolution of the universe in astonishing detail and provide the means to
relate processes occuring near the beginning with observations of the universe today. A coherent picture of cosmic evolution, going back
to a tiny fraction of a second after the Big Bang, is beginning to emerge. However, fundamental issues, like the identity of the dark matter
and the nature of the dark energy, remain unresolved.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Sponsored by: Renishaw
Organised by: IOP Scotland
Contact details: Robert Thomson (R.R.Thomson@hw.ac.uk)
http://home.eps.hw.ac.uk/~phyrrt/IOP_Edinburgh_2016_17.pdf 

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22 - 26 George Street
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19:00 – 21:00 28 Feb 2017
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