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The Dark Universe
14 July, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm£12
We now think the Universe is packed with invisible materials – dark matter and dark energy – pulling and pushing the parts that we see. Join BBC Stargazing Live and Sky at Night presenter, Lucie Green as she explores this frontier of understanding with Nobel laureate Adam Riess and other leading cosmologists.
About the speakers
Adam Riess is an astrophysicist at Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute. Riess shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011 for providing evidence that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating. More recently, he has also been awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, adding to his many awards and prizes over the years.
Lucie Green is a space scientist based at UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics. She studies the atmosphere of the Sun, particularly the immense magnetic fields which sporadically erupt into the Solar System. She is also actively involved in public engagement with science, regularly giving public talks and presenting TV and radio programmes.