The Gravity Initiative Opening Celebration, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director | IAS "Einstein’s Dream — From the Big Bang to Black Holes"

Thu, Nov 7, 2019, 8:00 pm

Abstract: We are living in the golden era of gravitational research, realizing Einstein’s vision that by studying the geometry of space and time we can determine the origin, composition, and fate of the Universe. Cutting-edge technology has opened up many new windows in science, from the detection of the remnants of the Big Bang and gravitational waves to the image of a supermassive black hole. Yet, deep questions remain about the dark matter, dark energy, and the nature of quantum space-time.

Introduction by 2019 Nobel Prize recipient, Jim Peebles! 

Location: 
A 02 McDonnell Hall
Audience: 
A free lecture open to the public.