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The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation – from discovery to current day

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18:00 – 20:00 28 Sep 2016
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Foster Building Lecture Theatre 2, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE

Speakers: Prof Ian Robson (STFC/UCLan)

The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation was the last nail in the coffin of the Steady State cosmological theory of the Universe and resulted in the Hot Big Bang model that we understand today. However, the story of the discovery of the CMB was a story of theoretical prediction, careful measurement, pipped-at-the-post experiments and controversy but which subsequently led to two Nobel Prizes. This talk illustrates the highlights of the experimental and theoretical progress from the time of Hubble’s discovery of the expanding Universe to the present day and gives an inside view of the ups and downs of just one of those challenging experiments in observational cosmology.

Talk begins at 6:30pm, refreshments from 6:00pm.

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Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP Lancashire and Cumbria Branch
Contact details: Dr Christopher Bowdery
lancashireandcumbria@physics.org

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