Please join us for this month’s IoP Colloquium, given by prof. Licia Verde of the Instituto de Ciencias del Cosmos (ICC), Universidad de Barcelona, Spain (http://icc.ub.edu/~liciaverde )
Date: Thursday 24 January 2019
Time: 16:00 – 17:00h
What would be the next surprise from cosmology?
The standard cosmological model has been established and its parameters are now measured with unprecedented precision. This model successfully describes observations from widely different epochs of the Universe, from primordial nucleosynthesis all the way to the present day. However, there is a big difference between modelling and understanding. The next decade will see the era of large surveys; a large coordinated effort of the scientific community in the field is on-going to map the cosmos producing an exponentially growing amount of data. In the past whenever there was a major advance in observing the cosmos, cosmology has provided us with “surprises”, and some had profound implications for physics. I will discuss what the next “surprise” from cosmology may be and its possible implications.
After the Colloquium, drinks will be served at ‘Academisch Kwartier’ in the main hall of building C.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
On behalf of the host Gianfranco Bertone,