A public lecture by Professor Ofer Lahav, Perren Professor of Astronomy and Head of Astrophysics at University College London.
The lecture will start by reviewing the chequered history of Dark Energy, not only since Einstein's proposal for a similar entity 1917, but tracing the concept back to Newton's ideas. The lecture will summarize the current evidence for Dark Energy and future international projects such as the "Dark Energy Survey", the Hubble Space Telescope and the proposed Euclid space mission.
A 'Friend of the RAS' can reserve a seat by contacting the RAS, preferably by email to [email protected], between 10:00 on the Monday of the week before until 17:00 of the day before the lecture. (Please note that you must collect your ticket on the day of the lecture by 12:30)
Non-'Friends' may collect tickets for any remaining seats on a ‘first come first served’ basis only on the day of the lecture after 12:30.
Official Website: http://www.ras.org.uk/component/gem/?id=105
Added by andy.stevens on February 16, 2011