The Dark Side of the Universe - Lectures 9 & 10: Screening + Discussion

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Every week on Wednesday

Industry Lab

288 Norfolk Street · Cambridge, MA

How to find us

The entrance is through the loading dock in the back of the building (see image below). There will be signs posted by 7:30PM that night.

Location image of event venue


Greetings Fellow Cosmonauts!

Please join us this Wednesday (7/17) as we continue our 12-week screening + discussion of the lecture series "Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe." In this series we will examine the key concepts of an expanding universe from Albert Einstein to Edwin Hubble, led by an expert in the field. We'll be continuing our journey this Wednesday with two lectures that will discuss the formation of constituent particles during the big bang and how it leads of our current understanding of Dark Matter. A description of lectures #9 & #10 are below:

Lecture #9: Relic Particles from the Big Bang (2007, 31 min)

"Armed with the core principles of particle physics, we know enough about the early universe to predict how many of each type of particle should be left over from the Big Bang. These "relic abundances" are crucial to understanding the origin of dark matter and light elements."

Lecture #10: Primordial Nucleosynthesis (2007, 31 min)

"The process of nucleosynthesis describes how protons and neutrons were assembled into light elements during the first few minutes after the Big Bang. We can observe these primordial elements today and check on Einsteinian cosmology and a stringent constraint on theories of dark matter."

Don't worry if you don't know anything about this subject. No prior understanding of Dark Matter, Dark Energy, particle physics, relativity, or mathematics is required to appreciate this series and to participate in the discussion period. This is a safe-space for science and for humans who want to talk about science freely.

Now for some administrative details....

The space will be open for beverages and general schmoozing as early as 7:45PM. The viewing will start promptly at 8:25PM.

As usual, BYOB. +1's welcome (& encouraged!). Oh, and this is a pet friendly space. My dog is kind of an asshole, so I keep her at home, but if your pet is chill, feel free to bring 'em along!

There is a suggested donation of $2 which helps pay for the venue at Industry Lab. You can donate through the following methods:

Venmo: @reece-daniel


cash: donation cup at event

You can also donate through, but they take a 17% cut!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!


Curator, Church of the Cosmos
Organizer, SomEV Presents
City Organizer, Meetup-Boston