Saturday Physics for Everyone

Title Saturday Physics for Everyone: The Hidden Universe: Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Speaker Professor Jeffrey Filippini, Physics Department
Date: 11/5/2016
Time: 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location:

141 Loomis Laboratory of Physics, 1110 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801

Sponsor:

University of Illinois Department of Physics

Contact: Toni Pitts, Coordinator of Recruiting and Special Programs, Physics Department
217-244-2948
sat_physics@physics.illinois.edu
Originating Calendar: Physics - Saturday Physics for Everyone
Abstract:

Popular lecture. 
Over the past several decades astronomers have been driven to a remarkable conclusion: the objects we see through our telescopes form only the tiniest portion of the stuff of our Universe. The vast majority of our Universe is in unseen forms, different from anything we know from the laboratory. Galaxies and galaxy clusters are held together by the gravitational pull of invisible clouds of dark matter, while a mysterious force called “dark energy” drives the Universe to expand ever faster. We will discuss how scientists have come to these remarkable conclusions, and the ongoing search to understand the nature of these components.

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