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PennNYC Event: Modern Cosmology - How the Vast and the Minuscule Conspire to Shape our Universe

First a COLBERT REPORT appearance, now PennNYC! These PENN PROFESSORS will blow your mind...

   
If anyone can talk particle physics and cosmology to the layman, it's these guys: Dr. Mark Trodden, co-director of the University of Pennsylvania's new Center for Particle Cosmology, and Dr. Mark Devlin, the Reese W. Flower Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics.  PennNYC welcomes you to an evening of learning what happened long ago in our galaxy and others (far, far away).  Professor Trodden will describe the exciting developments in particle physics and cosmology that underly our modern understanding of today's universe. Professor Devlin designs and constructs the devices that collect the data that help us understand our universe - he puts telescopes on weather balloons and shoots them into space!  He will discuss how his observations of the nascent universe, featured in the recent documentary BLAST! and described by him on The Colbert Report, are providing crucial tests of these fundamental physics ideas.  Why weather balloons and not satellites? What's so exciting about our galaxy - what about other galaxies?  Why should we care?  All these pressing questions and more - answered - at this event. 

 

Date:  Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Cresa Partners 100 Park Avenue (between 40th and 41st Streets), 24th Floor

RSVP: Register online by Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. (no refunds after Friday, April 2, 2010). 
Cost: $25 during the online registration period. $30 cash walk-ins.






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