7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 23 June
Lyman Page is one of the world’s leading experimental cosmologists, and his work involves making precise measurements of the faint thermal afterglow of the Big Bang (known as the cosmic microwave background, or CMB).
In this talk, Lyman will explain how variations in the CMB formed, how they reveal the age, size, and geometry of the universe, and how they offer a blueprint for the formation of cosmic structure.
He will describe how they obscervations be woven together into a unified picture to form the Standard Model of Cosmology. Yet much remains unknown, from the nature of neutrinos and dark energy to the physics of the very early universe.
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Lyman Alexander Page, Jr. (born September 24, 1957) is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Physics at Princeton University. He is an expert in observational cosmology and one of the original co-investigators for the WMAP probe that made precise observations of the cosmic background radiation, an electromagnetic echo of the Universe's Big Bang phase.
His book 'The Little Book of Cosmology' is available now on Amazon and in all good bookshops.
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