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The Distinguished Free Astronomy Lecture | UC Berkeley

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Sibley Auditorium | Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley, CA

Event Details

Twenty years ago, astronomers were astonished to learn from observations of exploding stars that cosmic expansion is speeding up. This is an attribution to a mysterious “dark energy” that pervades the universe and makes up 70% of it. Scientists are working in many ways to learn more about the nature of dark energy, but our reservoir of ignorance is deep.

This talk will summarize the present state of knowledge and look ahead to new ways to use infrared observations of supernovae to improve the grip on dark energy.

Accelerating scientific discovery is a mission of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Professor Robert Kirshner will illustrate some of the ways we do that at Berkeley and beyond.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Lectures & Workshops
Address: Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley, CA