Join the Eastbay Astronomical Society for our free monthly presentation on the latest in space and astronomy! In addition to our honored guest speaker, we will feature news from Chabot SSC and the EAS and be giving away door prizes to a lucky few.
First and Last Light of the Universe
Dr. Zarija Lukic
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Chabot Space and Science Center
Saturday, August 8, 2016
EAS members and guests are welcome to join us for dinner with our guest speaker. Casual dining will occur at Hunan Yuan, located at 4100 Redwood Road in Lincoln Square (Oakland, CA 94619). We will congregate in the restaurant starting at approximately 5:30PM.
Simulation of the large scale structure in the Universe, showing density filaments in blue and places of galaxy formation in yellow.
Image Credit: Dr. Zarija Lukic
The First and Last Light in the Universe
In the last two decades we have collected huge amount of observational data revealing the fundamental nature of our Universe. All these independent observations agree that the Universe is expanding, and more significantly, that the expansion is accelerated today. While that appears as a great victory of science, it may be premature to open a champagne: the cosmological "agreement" model seems to be at odds with the standard model of particle physics. In this talk I will review the basic cosmological observations with slight focus on the evolution of the large-scale structure of the Universe, and explain what is that we are trying to decipher with the current research.
About Dr. Zarija Lukic
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Date: Saturday, 8/8/2015
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619