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. 

EAS Presents: 
First and Last Light of the Universe


Dr. Zarija Lukic

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Chabot Space and Science Center
Galileo Room
Saturday, August 8, 2016
7:30-9:30 PM


 

Dinner with Our Speaker:

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.

 simulations of the large scale structure in the Universe, showing density filaments in blue and places of galaxy formation in yellow.

 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   Dr. Zarija Lukic

Zarija Lukic is a project scientist in the Computational Cosmology Center. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory 2008-2011, and LBNL 2011-2013. The main focus of his research is in the large-scale structure of the Universe, and accurate determination of cosmological parameters with particular emphasis on theoretical predictions for Lyman-alpha forest using the Nyx code - research relevant to current and future DOE-HEP experiments.
 
Besides cosmology, his research also includes aspects of nuclear physics, and he has published research on the practical usage of cosmic rays to obtain material identification of scanned cargos, as well as to remotely diagnose the state of damaged cores at the Fukushima reactors.

 
COST
Free to members of Eastbay Astronomical Society and Chabot Space and Science Center
 

MAKING CONTACT

For additional information or to provide feedback regarding this presentation, or to solicit consideration as a guest speaker for a future presentation, or to offer suggestions regarding any EAS program, please contact David Prosper, Program Director, via email at  david.prosper@gmail.com.

Date: Saturday, 8/8/2015

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619

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Chabot Space & Science Center
Atop the Oakland hills Lat: N37.82° Lon: W122.18°

10000 Skyline Blvd

Oakland, CA 94619

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Notes:
Driving Directions
From South of Oakland:

1. Take HWY I-580 west (north) toward OAKLAND.
2. Merge onto HWY CA-13 N toward BERKELEY. approx 0.9 miles.
3. Take the CARSON ST exit toward REDWOOD RD. approx 0.1 miles
4. The exit ramp becomes MOUNTAIN BLVD. approx 0.25 miles.
5. Turn RIGHT onto REDWOOD RD. approx 1.0 miles.
6. Turn LEFT onto SKYLINE BLVD. approx 0.5 miles.
7. Turn RIGHT onto SKYLINE BLVD. approx 0.75 miles
8. Look for the large, concrete sign at the Chabot Space & Science Center entrance driveway, which winds steeply up to the right.

From North of Oakland:
1. Take HWY I-580 east (south) toward OAKLAND.
2. Take exit ramp on right to HWY CA-24 east approx 4.75 miles.
3. Take exit ramp on right to HWY CA-13 S. toward San Leandro approx 3.3 miles
4. Take exit for JOAQUIN MILLER RD./LINCOLN AVE.
5. Turn slight left onto MONTEREY BLVD. approx 0.1 miles
6. Turn left onto LINCOLN AVE. approx 0.1 miles
7. Lincoln Ave. turns into JOAQUIN MILLER RD. approx 1.1 miles
8. Turn left at stoplight to SKYLINE BLVD. approx .7 miles
9. Look for the large, concrete sign at the Chabot Space & Science Center entrance driveway, which winds steeply up to the right.

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