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The Cosmic Web
a public lecture by
School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University
Thursday 23 February 2017 at 6 pm
Stephen Langton Building (former EMMTEC) Lecture Theatre, Brayford Pool Campus, University of Lincoln
The lecture will focus on the large-scale structure of the Universe and the ideas that physicists are weaving together to explain how it came to be the way it is. Over the last few decades, astronomers have revealed that our cosmos is not only vast in scale – at least 14 billion light years in radius – but also exceedingly complex, with galaxies and clusters of galaxies linked together in immense chains and sheets, surrounding giant voids of (apparently) empty space. Cosmologists have developed theoretical explanations for its origin that involve such exotic concepts as ‘dark matter’, ‘dark energy’ and ‘cosmic inflation’, producing a cosmic web of ideas that is, in some ways, as rich and fascinating as the Universe itself.
The lecture hall is located in the building 3, Stephen Langton Building (former EMMTEC), (see campus map).
When & Where
Lincoln School of Mathematics and Physics
University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS