The Quantum and the Cosmos
Long before the emergence of planets, stars, or galaxies,
the universe consisted of an exploding quantum soup of
"elementary" particles. Encoded in this formless, shapeless
soup were seeds of cosmic structure, which over billions of
years grew into the beautiful and complex universe we observe today.
The lecture will explore the connection between the "inner space"
of the quantum and the "outer space" of the cosmos. The inner
space/outer space connection may hold the key to the nature of
the dark matter holding together our galaxy and the mysterious
dark energy pulling apart our universe.
Presented by Edward 'Rocky' Kolb
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The University of Chicago
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