2017 Misel Family Lecture
“The Universe Continues to Reveal Surprises"
Professor Wendy Freedman
University of Chicago
Wednesday, October 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Abstract: Over the past few decades, astronomers have for the first time identified the major constituents of the universe. Unexpectedly, the universe hardly resembles what we thought only a couple of decades ago. The universe is filled with dark matter more abundant than ordinary matter and dark energy that is causing a runaway acceleration. Theory is not yet able to explain this unexpected universe. New giant telescopes planned for the next decade are likely to reveal more surprises. In her lecture, Professor Freedman will describe these recent advances.