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Cosmologist Giving Public Lecture
Cosmologist Giving Public Lecture
Dr. Felipe Menanteau
When:  Mon, April 7 2014 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:  109 Grubbs Hall
Contact:  Desirae Tyler
Contact Phone:  620-235-4391
Tickets:  Free

Noted Astrophysicist Felipe Menanteau will present a public lecture entitled 

A Digital Color Image of the Universe

Observations in the past decade have established a standard model of 
cosmology with only five basic parameters. While remarkably simple, the 
new standard cosmological model is also rather bizarre. It implies that 
protons, neutrons and electrons comprise less than 5% of the energy 
density of the Universe. The remainder is the form of exotic Dark Matter 
and Dark Energy. Two large optical astronomical surveys, the Dark Energy 
Survey (DES) and the  The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) are 
poised to answer one the most fundamental question about origins: the 
reason of cosmic acceleration and the nature of Dark Energy. In this 
lecture I describe how DES (2013-2018) and LSST (2020-2030) will produce 
a multi-color image of the southern sky to use galaxies and clusters of 
galaxies to trace the growth of structure up to a time when the Universe 
was half it current age of 13.8 billion years.

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