Monday 6 October 2008

The Big Bang and Dark Energy

Associate Professor Michael Drinkwater, Dr. Kevin Pimbblet and Dr. Tamara Davis

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Did the Big Bang happen? How can we be sure? What evidence is there at the present time for the Big Bang happening? What is dark energy? How is it connected to the Big Bang? How are astronomers currently looking for dark energy?

In this presentation, three astronomers from the University of Queensland will give an entertaining tour of these and other modern Big Questions in science with a theatrical flavour. In particular, they will describe their work on an ambitious 4-year Australian project to measure dark energy.

  • Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm (Doors open at 6pm)
  • Venue: Ithaca Auditorium, Brisbane City Hall
  • Refreshments: There will be complimentary drinks and nibblies following the talk, and├é┬áMichael, Kevin and Tamara will be available to answer any questions.
  • Questions? Contact Joel (0411 267 044 or joel@BrisScience.org) or Nelle (nelle@BrisScience.org).
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