?The School of Physics is hosting a "Women in Physics" visit on Thursday 11 August. The AIP International Women in Physics Lecture Series is intended to spread to a non-specialist audience awareness of research and the possibilities offered by studying physics. Dr Catalina Oana Curceanu is the guest speaker. The Big Bang theory tells us the Universe as we know it was born about 13.7 billion years ago and has evolved ever since. Dr Curceanu will explore the main events such as going from the first instants, to the formation of the first stars, of our Solar System, and of the mysterious black holes. The Universe is not only expanding, but it does so in an accelerated way - due to the so-called mysterious dark energy, which made us reconsider Einstein's cosmological constant. How will the Universe evolve? Various scenarios will be discussed, together with the efforts to understand the origin of dark energy.
The public lecture to be held at the Science Centre tonight is booked out. However, Dr. Curceanu has kindly offered to give a condensed talk to our PHYS295 Astronomy students in the first 30 minutes of their lecture this evening before she goes to the Science Centre.
All EIS staff and students are welcome to attend: Hope Theatre 40.153 @ 5:30pm
Best wishes Carey [cid:E8942F14-50A4-465F-B66C-6D38D6505C61@ad.uow.edu.au]
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