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- December 2006
December 17, 2006 | 13:00, Chicago Cultural Center, Washington Room, 78 E. Washington
Edward ''Rocky'' W. Kolb, Lecture: Einstein's Cosmic Legacy
- November 2006
November 30, 2006 | 17:00, Biological Sciences Learning Center, Room 109
Stephan S. Meyer, Lecture: The Cosmic Microwave Background: Light from the Big Bang
The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) is one of the observational cornerstones of the Big Bang model. Its discovery forty years ago quickly expanded our understanding of the evolution and development of the largest objects within the Universe and was the start of modern precision cosmology. This year, the Nobel Prize in physics was given for the first detection of structure in the CMB by the COBE satellite in 1991. Future observations of CMB properties will likely be challenging, but may reward us with a greater understanding of the first moments of the Universe.
The lecture is sponsored by Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Chicago Chapter. For additional information call: 773-702-5425. Reception Immediately Following.
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