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The Dark Side of the Universe

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19:00 – 20:00 9 Dec 2015
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Lecture Theatre D, University of Surrey, GU2 7XH

Speakers: Dr Clare Burrage, University of Nottingham

Billions of years ago the Big Bang sent everything flying apart. In theory, gravity should stop galaxies from moving apart and matter should eventually re-collapse on itself. Surprisingly, we have learnt that galaxies are actually moving apart with ever-increasing speed. Nothing in our current knowledge of physics can explain this, but theorists are developing a solution: dark energy. Roughly 70% of our universe is comprised of dark energy and yet very little is known about it.  I will describe what we currently know about the nature of dark energy, how it affects other matter in the universe, and what plans we have for observing this mysterious force.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP South Central Branch, in conjunction with the University of Sussex
Contact details: southcentralbranch@physics.org

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