The thirteenth Luna Philosophie will feature Patricia Burchat, Chair of the Physics Department at Stanford University. She will discuss a 21st century view of the universe around dark matter and dark energy.
THE DARK SIDE OF THE UNIVERSE
A scientific revolution in our understanding of the universe is under way. In the last decade or so, cosmology has become an observational science that has led to two mysterious observations: about a quarter of the universe is "dark matter," which gravitationally attracts but is otherwise invisible, and about two-thirds is "dark energy," which causes space itself to expand at an ever-increasing rate. That means only a small fraction of the energy in the universe is due to matter that we understand! In this presentation, we will explore the evidence for dark matter and dark energy, and the experiments being developed to investigate their fundamental nature.
WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2008 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 - 6:30 PM Socializing
6:30 - 7:30 PM Presentation by Patricia Burchat & Discussion
7:30 - 8:00 PM Socializing
WHO: All are welcome!
Please RSVP to [email protected], snacks and drinks will be served but space is limited.
For more information on Luna Philosophie, visit: http://colab.arc.nasa.gov/luna
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Official Website: http://colab.arc.nasa.gov/luna
Added by NASACoLab on September 30, 2008