Science Speaker Series

From Bugs to the Big Bang, virtually enjoy cool science talks. We’ll hear University of Chicago scientists discuss their latest research.

4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
The Big Bang, Dark Energy, and the South Pole Telescope

The South Pole Telescope (SPT) is a 10-meter millimeter-wavelength telescope located at the geographic South Pole, one of the world’s premier sites for millimeter-wavelength astronomical observations. It is optimized for observations of the cosmic microwave background, the relic afterglow of the Big Bang explosion 14 billion years ago.  In this talk I will describe the data we’ve acquired with this world class telescope and what we are learning about our Universe, from its earliest moments to its ultimate fate. Along the way I’ll also provide some insights on what it’s like to travel to, live, and work at one of the most remote research stations on Earth.

Speaker: Lindsey Bleem

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 884 3568 4808
Passcode: 538253

Or Call In:
312-626-6799 US (Chicago)       

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