Date(s) - 11/14/2013
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
GeekCLE is going on a field trip over to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for the Frontiers of Astronomy Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Afterwards we are going to head over to ABC the Tavern Uptown in University Circle for a couple of drinks and everyone is welcome!
Topic: Building the Cosmos: How Simulations Shed Light on the Dark Universe
Speaker: Risa Wechsler, Ph.D., Stanford University
Recent advances in observations of the cosmos have allowed us to peer into the earliest moments of our Universe, and have dramatically changed our picture of its contents, which we now think is dominated by two components very different from us: dark matter and dark energy. Dr. Wechsler will share how cutting-edge simulations allow us to be a fly on the wall during the formation of the cosmos, help us understand the physical processes that created the Universe we see today and shed light on the dark side of the Universe.