University of Chicago Logan Center

915 E. 60th Street at Drexel Avenue

United States

The Artful Universe

Travel through space and time with University of Chicago theoretical physicist and cosmologist Michael S. Turner, to explore the age of the universe, black holes in galaxies, the birth of stars, and most significantly the accelerating universe and dark energy through the extraordinarily artful visualizations produced by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

Turner, who coined the term dark energy, helped establish the interdisciplinary field that combines cosmology and elementary particle physics to understand the origin and evolution of the Universe. His research focuses on the earliest moments of creation, and he has made contributions to inflationary cosmology, particle dark matter and structure formation, the theory of big bang nucleosynthesis, and the nature of dark energy.

Michael S. Turner is the Bruce V. & Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College; Director, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics and Physics Frontier Center; Education: Ph.D., Stanford 1978

Free and open to the public.

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Logan Center, Performance Hall 074




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Date & Time
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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