One of the greatest mysteries in the whole of science is the prospect that 75% of the Universe is made from a mysterious substance known as 'Dark Energy', which causes an acceleration of the cosmic expansion.
The lecture will review the current evidence for Dark Energy and future
international projects such as the "Dark Energy Survey".
Ofer Lahav is Perren Professor of Astronomy and Head of Astrophysics
at University College London (UCL). He received his PhD from Cambridge University, where he was later a member of staff. In 2004 he moved from Cambridge to UCL, where he established a Cosmology group, which is heavily involved in new large galaxy surveys. Among them is the international "Dark Energy Survey", where he coordinates the science activities of over 100 scientists in 5 countries.
Lahav is currently Vice-President of the Royal Astronomical and a holder of a Wolfson Royal Society research merit award.
Tea/coffee at 18:00 after the lecture.