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2019 Henry R. and Gladys V. Irons Lecture in Physics and Astronomy
Speaker: Adam Riess (2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics)
- Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
- Thomas J. Barber Professor of Physics and Astronomy
- Krieger Eisenhower Professor of Physics and Astronomy
- Department of Physics & Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University
- The Space Telescope Science Institute
"Seeing Dark Energy"
In 1929 Edwin Hubble discovered that our Universe is expanding. Eighty years later, the Space Telescope that bears his name is being used to study an even more surprising phenomenon: that the expansion is speeding up. The origin of this effect is not known, but is broadly attributed to a type of “dark energy” first posited to exist by Albert Einstein and now dominating the mass-energy budget of the Universe. Professor Riess will describe how his team discovered the acceleration of the Universe and why understanding the nature of dark energy presents one of the greatest remaining challenges in astrophysics and cosmology.
The Irons Lectures are free talks intended for the general public: high school students and teachers, college students and teachers, friends, neighbors, and anyone interested in science and science education. The general public is cordially invited to this lecture, which will be given in the Physics Lecture Hall on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University. Free parking is available in lots 53A, 53 and 64. Driving and parking directions are available at: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/directions and http://rumaps.rutgers.edu/location/physics-lecture-hall.
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