The Portsmouth Grammar School and the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth present a free public Christmas lecture:
Professor David Wands, Director of the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation
Inflation is a period of accelerated expansion in the very early universe that has become widely accepted by cosmologists in recent years. This talk will discuss how inflation provides an understanding of how the large-scale structure of our Universe today could originate from quantum fluctuations. Recent results from the European Space Agency Planck satellite and the BICEP experiment at the south pole are now the subject of intense debate in the scientific community as to whether they provide the first evidence of primordial gravitational waves, often cited as a “smoking gun” for inflation.
Date: Monday 8th December 2014
Time: 19.30 (drinks from 19.00)
Venue: The Portsmouth Grammar School
Free tickets: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.