Astrophysicist MARIO LIVIO ON THE UNIVERSE @ SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION


Astrophysicist MARIO LIVIO'S SEMINAR 
"THE UNIVERSE: AN UP-TO-DATE PERSPECTIVE"
@ SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION



 

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Astrophysicist MARIO LIVIO'S SEMINAR
"THE UNIVERSE:  AN UP-TO-DATE PERSPECTIVE"
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013 | 10:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM

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Mario LIVIO  is an astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD. He conducts the scientific program of the Hubble Space Telescope and the planned James Webb Space Telescope.
 

We’re living in an exciting era of science, one in which our understanding of the universe grows in every level—from the details of the subatomic world to the expanses of the cosmos at large. High-energy physics and cosmology can now provide answers to questions that we didn't even know to ask a mere century ago. In this fascinating seminar, renowned astrophysicist Mario Livio offers a ring-side view of our universe, as informed by our latest scientific breakthroughs.


INNER SPACE

What is the Standard Model of particle physics? How certain are we of its correctness?


THE GOD PARTICLE

What is the recently discovered Higgs boson particle and how does it give elementary particles mass? What is supersymmetry and what do the latest experiments at the Large Hadron Collider tell us about its validity?


OUTER SPACE

What caused the Big Bang? How certain are we that the Big Bang has really happened?

 

THE FATE OF THE UNIVERSE

What are the latest results on cosmic microwave background radiation from the Planck satellite? When those results are combined with findings on distant supernovae from the Hubble Space Telescope and those on dark matter from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (whose scientific program is conducted by Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), what can we tell about the age of the universe and about its ultimate fate?

 

 

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