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What Do Scientists Know About The Big Bang?
February 7, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm$7
Our quest to understand the origin, evolution and make-up of the Universe has undergone dramatic and surprising advances over the last decades. Much of the progress has been driven by measurements of the cosmic microwave background radiation, the fossil light from the big bang, that provides a glimpse of the Universe as it was 14 billion years ago. This talk will discuss what we have know about the Big Bang and how we learned it. We will also talk about the new questions we are asking about the origin of the universe and the experiments being pursued to answer them.
Dr. John Carlstrom is the Subramanyan Chandrasekhar Professor of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Physics at the University of Chicago, and deputy director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics.