Embracing the Dark Side: In Search of the Missing Pieces of the Cosmic Puzzle
480 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
Get a glimpse into the innovative and impactful research taking place at Penn Arts & Sciences at the Penn Science and Lightbulb Cafes. The lecture series is free and open to the public and takes place in Center City at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.
For most of the last century, physicists pushed our understanding of the microscopic world down to ever-smaller sizes, splitting the atom to reveal its inner workings and making astonishing new discoveries, including, most recently, the Higgs particle. At the same time, other scientists – astronomers – have continued to look to the skies for “the big picture” of the universe, peering beyond our galaxy and looking back to the beginning of time. In this cafe, Mark Trodden will explore how modern cosmology weaves together these seemingly distinct strands of knowledge, turning our telescopes into microscopes, and allowing us to read the hitherto unknown dark side of the universe.
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Since 2005, expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania have shed a light on their research at the Penn Science Cafe. Audience members are welcome to purchase food and beverages from the cafe at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre to enjoy as they learn from the top experts in various fields. Each lecture will provide an opportunity for audience Q&A.