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Dr. Rocky Kolb, University of Chicago: The Quantum and the Cosmos

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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought it was great. I believe it was aimed at someone like me who has been interested in dark matter for some time, but is far from knowledgable. Rocky skillfully combined facts with humour and presented ideas with illustrations that made them easy to understand.

    1 · May 24, 2014

  • Conroy

    Very interesting

    May 24, 2014

  • Yuriy S.

    I definitely saw a UFO in the sky from English Bay in April 26th. the only reason why I wanted to attend was to ask people, if anyone saw the flying fire ball from elsewhere? I also want to explain what I saw to someone who may be interested. I thought visiting the site at night before the re-orientation of the night sky and professional observation/documentation would be great thing to do. I can't really come to campus; though, can we discuss this on-line?

    May 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Don't bother!!! Please!

      1 · May 6, 2014

    • Yuriy S.

      I would appreciate at least a few words more, please.

      May 6, 2014

  • J.Karl M.

    I won't be at the SFU lecture because I committed to take my granddaughters to the lecture at Science World (at their request) before the SFU option was announced.

    May 5, 2014

    • J.Karl M.

      Hello, Neil, Who knows,they might just grab the concepts better than I do.

      May 5, 2014

    • patricia

      I agree :)

      May 5, 2014

  • Frank M.

    The lecture will be awesome. Unfortunately I'm at work. :-(

    May 5, 2014

    • Angela S

      Park your avatar at work and come hear Rocky at Snafu :)

      May 5, 2014

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