Cosmic Thursdays – Public Talk – May 24

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COSMIC THURSDAYS, a series of public and free talks on astronomy, continue during Spring 2018. The talks are designed with the general audience in mind, they are fun, easy to understand, and engaging.

  • Date: Thursday, May 24 – 6:30 PM
  • Speaker:  Dr. Albert Izard [Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UCR]
  • Place: UC Riverside, Physics Building Room #3035
  • Talk: ‘LIGHT IN A DARK UNIVERSE: Why we need dark matter to form galaxies’

What’s 95% of the Universe made of? There are good reasons to think
that the answer is dark matter and dark energy. We will walk through
the historical foundations in hypothesizing the existence of such
mysterious components and explain the current titanic efforts to build
space missions and use supercomputers to understand the dark
ingredients better.