Craig Malamut ’12 tells us that homeboy and Nobel Laureate Adam Riess is lecturing on dark energy.
The Wesleyan Astronomy Department is having its annual Sturm Memorial
Lecture! This year’s distinguished speaker is Nobel laureate Dr. Adam
In 1929 Edwin Hubble discovered that our Universe is expanding. Eighty
years later, the Space Telescope which bears his name is being used to
study an even more surprising phenomenon, that the expansion is
speeding up. Dr. Riess will describe how his team discovered the
acceleration of the Universe and why understanding the nature of dark
energy presents one of the greatest remaining challenges in
astrophysics and cosmology.
Dr. Riess is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a leader
in the field of observational cosmology. In 2011, he was named a
co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics.
Reception and telescope viewing at the Van Vleck Observatory to follow
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Date: Today, April 18
Time: 7:30 PM