University Forum: David Nathaniel Spergel - Our Simple and Strange Universe ( Co-Sponsored by the Rayborn Lecture Series)

University Forum: David Nathaniel Spergel - Our Simple and Strange Universe ( Co-Sponsored by the Rayborn Lecture Series)

October 2, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: 
Bennett Auditorium
Price: 
FREE
Contact:
Andrew Haley honorforum@usm.edu

David Spergel will discuss how five basic numbers that describe the age, shape, and composition of the universe make it possible to predict the large-scale distribution of galaxies and matter.

Astrophysicist David Spergel, a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award” recipient once named one of the “25 Most Influential People in Space” by Time, works with NASA to explore the mysterious dark matter and dark energy that makes up ninety-five percent of the universe.  He helped design the spacecraft used in the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (2001-2010) and has helped decipher the date the mission produced.  His experiments have revealed a universe that is “both remarkably simple and very strange.”  At the University Forum, the Princeton professor will discuss how five basic numbers that describe the age, shape, and composition of the universe make it possible to predict the large-scale distribution of galaxies and matter.  Spergel’s address is co-sponsored by the Rayborn Lecture Series in Physics.

This event is free and open to the public!