2012-2013 Cosmic Explorations Speakers Series

The Lunar and Planetary Institutes invites all inquisitive adults to attend Big Bang Theory: The Three Pillars, a presentation by Dr. Dragan Huterer on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm. Dr. Huterer is a theoretical cosmologist and an associate professor of Physics at the University of Michigan.

Over the past century, scientists have developed an excellent understanding of the history of the universe from a fraction of a second after the Big Bang when the universe was small, hot and nearly uniformly filled with matter, until the present time when it is filled with galaxies surrounded by empty space. Dr. Huterer will begin the 2012-2013 Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series with a discussion of the three principal findings that serve as the “pillars” of modern cosmology, as well as the mysterious dark matter.

The 2012-2013 speaker series is called “A User’s Guide to the Universe: You Live Here. Here’s What You Need to Know.” This series will focus on topics of current research in astronomy including the formation of the Universe, dark energy, galactic evolution, and black holes.