Science Happy Hour +The Accelerating Expanding Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Einstein's Cosmological Constant + Dr. Bharat Ratra, Kansas State Univ

Regular price $10.00

NEW DATE: August 19, 2020
Doors 5:30 pm
Talk 6:00 pm

Dr. Bharat Ratra
Kansas State University
The Accelerating Expanding Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Einstein's Cosmological Constant, or why Jim Peebles was Awarded Half of the 2019 Physics Nobel Prize
 
Dark energy is the leading candidate for the mechanism that is responsible for causing the cosmological expansion to accelerate. In this non-technical talk, Bharat Ratra will describe the astronomical data which persuade cosmologists that (as yet not directly detected) dark energy and dark matter are by far the main components of the energy budget of the universe at the present time. He will review how these observations have led to the development of a quantitative "standard" model of cosmology that describes the evolution of the universe from an early epoch of inflation to the complex hierarchy of structure seen today. He will also discuss the basic physics, and the history of ideas (many developed by Jim Peebles), on which this model is based. 

FREE for MAP members and High School Students.
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**Must be 21+ with proof of ID to consume alcoholic beverages.

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FAQs
What time should I arrive by?
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Presentation begins at 6:00 pm

Where can I park?
FREE Parking available on the Street, Parking lot and Prairiefire Parking Garage

What should I expect out of the evening?
A 45-60 minute presentation followed by a Question and Answer session. Light apps, wine, beverages and beer provided by KC Bier

What are the age limitations for this event?
Recommended for Adults and curious young adults

Do I need to bring anything?
Your curiosity!