Special Public Lecture
Tuesday May 6 at 4:00pm - SFU Room SWH 10081
Title: The Quantum and the Cosmos
Speaker: Dr. Rocky Kolb, University of Chicago
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Abstract: The laws of the quantum describe the behavior of elementary particles and other phenomena in the submicroscopic world. But understanding the largest structures in the cosmos also requires knowledge of the quantum world. This inner space/outer space connection may hold the key to understanding the nature of the dark matter holding together our galaxy and the mysterious dark energy pulling apart our universe, as well as understanding the cosmic seeds of structure that grew to produce everything we see in the cosmos.
Dr. Kolb will present the same lecture on May 7 at Science World, but beat the crowd and join us to hear Dr. Kolb's lecture in a more intimate setting!
About the speaker
Dr. Edward W. Kolb, known as Rocky Kolb is a cosmologist and a professor at the University of Chicago as well as the dean of Physical Sciences. He has worked on many aspects of the big bang cosmology, including baryogenesis, nucleosynthesis and dark matter. He is author, with Michael Turner, of the popular textbook The Early Universe (Addison-Wesley, 1990). Additionally, alongside his co-author Michael Turner, Kolb was awarded the 2010 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics.