First Light: the cosmic microwave background
A professorial inaugural lecture by Rob Crittenden, Professor of Cosmology.
Light from the big bang still continues to shine on us in the form of cosmic microwave radiation. This light has played a central role in helping us understand the nature and structure of the Universe: its age, geometry and what it is made of. Essentially a ‘baby picture’ of the Universe, this radiation provides vital clues about how the big bang might have begun.
Professor Crittenden will discuss what we have learnt from this cosmic light since its discovery fifty years ago, and what secrets about our Universe it might yet reveal.
Admission is free; but please reserve your place on Eventbrite.
Date: 13th May 2015
Time: 6.00pm–7.00pm, followed by a drinks reception
Venue: Portland Building, University of Portsmouth
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