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UConn Physics Colloquium

Friday, November 17, 2017
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Storrs Campus
Physics Building, Room PB-38

Dr. Joe Silk, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University

The Limits of Cosmology

One of our greatest challenges in cosmology is understanding the origin of the structure of the universe, and in particular the formation of the galaxies. I will describe how the fossil radiation from the beginning of the universe, the cosmic microwave background, has provided a window for probing the initial conditions from which structure evolved and seeded the formation of the galaxies, and the outstanding issues that remain to be resolved. I will address our optimal choice of future strategy in order to make further progress on understanding our cosmic origins.

Coffee will be served prior to the talk, at 3:00 p.m., In Room P-103

Please notice the new colloquium time.

Contact:

Prof. Philip Mannheim

Physics Department (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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