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2015 STAG public lecture by Physics Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt Event

The Accelerating Universe
Time:
14:30
Date:
4 November 2015
Venue:
Turner Sims

Event details

The Accelerating Universe

Physics Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt will be giving the keynote lecture for the University of Southampton’s pioneering Southampton Theory Astrophysics and Gravity (STAG) Research Centre.

In 1998, two teams traced back the expansion of the universe over billions of years and discovered that it was accelerating, a startling discovery that suggests that more than 70% of the cosmos is contained in a previously unknown form of matter, called Dark Energy. The 2011 Nobel Laureate for Physics, Brian Schmidt, leader of the High-Redshift Supernova Search Team, will describe this discovery and explain how astronomers have used observations to trace our universe's history back more than 13 billion years, leading them to ponder the ultimate fate of the cosmos.

The STAG Research Centre brings together world-leading academics from three research groups – Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Gravitation – to explore issues of fundamental physics and astronomy.

 

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