SAS Zoom Lecture: The Dark Side of the Universe – Dark Matter and Dark Energy
About this event :
The dark side of the universe” which considers Dark Matter and Dark Energy how we study them and what the Planck Satellite measurements of the CMB can tell us about these components of the Universe at large.
Most of our universe is missing! When we look into the night sky we realise there is much more out there than meets the eye.
Our universe is filled with mysterious dark matter, whose gravity provides the cosmic glue that holds it together, and dark energy which is slowly tearing the universe apart. It seems that darkness rules.
Dr Pete Edwards, Director of Science Outreach at Durham University, will reveal the nature of the dark stuff, and explain how we know it is there and explore what it does.
- Date: Sunday 18th April 2021,
- Time: 7pm.
- Speaker: Dr Pete Edwards, Director of Science Outreach, Durham University Department of Physics,
- Venue: Via Zoom (due to Pandemic Social Distancing Restrictions).
Dr Pete Edwards, Director of Science Outreach, Durham University Department of Physics.
Pete is an experienced science communicator who co-ordinates the outreach programme of the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics at Durham University.
In a former life Pete was a secondary school teacher, before undertaking research in various areas including gamma ray astronomy and astro particle physics.
Your host : Martin Kennedy