Science Night Live: Kyle Dawson


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The College of Science will present a "Science Night Live!" event next Wednesday, October 21, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Keys on Main, 242 South Main St. (next to Sam Weller's bookstore). Invite a friend, make a date, and stop by after work!

Kyle Dawson, assistant professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the U, will discuss how astronomers at the U and across the world are "Mapping Cosmic History 1,000 Galaxies at a Time"

In the early moments following the Big Bang, a sea of particles and fields permeated the Universe. This sea was nearly uniform, with only the tiniest fluctuations toward higher or lower density. Over the course of 14 billion years, these tiny fluctuations grew into vast filaments of matter spanning hundreds of millions of years and littered with galaxies. The exact way in which those structures grow is dependent on the lightest of particles and the most expansive fields, most of which we do not understand. By studying the nearest and most distant of those galaxies, we can map the course of cosmic history and gain insight into the nature of the Universe. We are now building that atlas of the Universe with a telescope in New Mexico that was designed to observe millions of galaxies and quasars over a decade. In this talk, I will describe what we don't know about particles and fields and how we hope to use these new measurements to better understand our Universe.

You are welcome to mix-and-mingle from 5:30 to 7:00 at Keys on Main. A complete food menu and drink menu will be available. Join us for a stimulating discussion and social event!

Event is free and open to the public. Must be 21 or over. Call (801) 581-6958 for more info.

[Ride the UTA TRAX to the Gallivan Plaza stop. Or, there is limited street parking available on 200 South and 300 South that is free after 6:00 pm. Perhaps the easiest parking is in the Wells Fargo building lot, accessible from 300 South. See www.keysonmain.com.]

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