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Precision cosmology - the distance scale, the Hubble constant and the acceleration of the universe

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19:30 – 21:00 13 Mar 2012
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Berrill Lecture Theatre, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Speakers: Prof Michael Rowan-Robinson

Ground-based and Hubble Space Telescope studies of the distance scale finally achieved a consensus on the Hubble constant in 2001, just as WMAP studies of the microwave background fluctuations delivered high-precision estimates of the main cosmological parameters.
Type Ia supernovae in distant galaxies demonstrated that the expansion of the universe is accelerating and the WMAP studies demonstrated the need for a cosmological constant. Is the cosmological problem solved?
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Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP London and South East Branch
Contact details: Email: r.mackintosh@open.ac.uk or t.a.bartlett@open.ac.uk (secretary)

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19:30 – 21:00 13 Mar 2012
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