Edward W. "Rocky" KolbDepartment of Astronomy & Astrophysics, The University of Chicago
Bon Secour Bay II, 7:00 PM -- Open to all Meeting participants.
"The Dark Side of the Universe"
Abstract: Ninety-five percent of the Universe is a mystery! Astronomical observations suggest that most of the universe is “dark.” The stuff out of which we are made, the visible world we see around us, seems to comprise only 5% of the mass-energy of the Universe. An unknown dark matter holds our galaxy together and a mysterious dark energy pushes the galaxies apart. The dark side of the Universe is the frontier of 21st century cosmology.
Edward W. Kolb (known to most as Rocky ) is the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the College and Dean of the Physical Sciences at the University of Chicago, as well as a member of the Enrico Fermi Institute and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics. For a complete bio, go to: http://astro.uchicago.edu/~