Banquet Speaker

Rocky Kolb

Edward W. "Rocky" Kolb

Department 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: rocky/bio.html