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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Distinguished Astronomy Lecture at UC Berkeley: From the Accelerating Universe to Accelerating Science

Lecture | October 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Robert P. Kirshner, Harvard University

 College of Letters & Science

Twenty years ago, astronomers were astonished to learn from observations of exploding stars that cosmic expansion is speeding up. We attribute this 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...   More >