Our universe and how it works

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 23 January

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Price

Standard £16

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Concession £10

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Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Most of us have heard of black holes and supernovas, galaxies and the Big Bang. But few of us understand more than the bare facts about the universe we call home. What is really out there? How did it all begin? Where are we going? Award-winning astrophysicist and Professor of Physics at Princeton University, Jo Dunkley will trace the evolution of the Universe from the Big Bang fourteen billion years ago, past the birth of the Sun and our planets, to today and beyond. She will explain cutting-edge debates about such perplexing phenomena as the accelerating expansion of the universe and the possibility that our universe is only one of many.

About the speakers

Jo Dunkley is a Professor of Physics and Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. Her research is in cosmology, studying the origins and evolution of the Universe. Her main projects are the Atacama Cosmology Telescope and the Simons Observatory. She also works on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. 

She has been awarded the Maxwell Medal, the Fowler Prize, the Rosalind Franklin award and the Philip Leverhulme Prize for her work on the Cosmic Microwave Background, and shared the Gruber Prize  and the Breakthrough Prize  with the WMAP team.

The event will be introduced by physicist, oceanographer and broadcaster HelenCzerski.

Timing

The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm.

Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

Book signing

Copies of Jo's book, 'Our Universe: An Astronomer's Guide' will be available for purchase and signing after the event. 

Filming

This event will be filmed and on the Ri's YouTube channel within a few months. Subscribe for free to hear when new videos are released.

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