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Taking the Measure of our Universe

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19:30 – 19:30 21 Apr 2009
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Weston Auditorium, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield, AL10 9EU

Public Lecture European Week of Astronomy and Space Science
The cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiationis the oldest light in the universe - it is literally the remnant heat left over from the Big Bang. This fossil relic has survived largely intact and it provides us with a unique probe of conditions in the early universe, long before any stars or galaxies had formed. NASA has now flown two satellites devoted to studying the CMB: "COBE" and "WMAP".
Gary Hinshaw is an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt MD. He is a founding member of the WMAP Science Team and also worked on the COBE project in the 1990's. He is very proud that his NASA colleague, Dr. John Mather, received the 2006 Nobel Prize in physics for his leadership of COBE.
Gary Hinshaw is an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt MD. He is a founding member of the WMAP Science Team and also worked on the COBE project in the 1990's. He is very proud that his NASA colleague, Dr. John Mather, received the 2006 Nobel Prize in physics for his leadership of COBE.

Event type: Meeting
Co-sponsored by: University of Hertfordshire
Organised by: London and South East Branch
Contact: D Crann
Contact details: d.crann@herts.ac.uk

http://publiclectures.feis.herts.ac.uk


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