Wednesday Lunch at the Divinity School with Joshua Frieman
A Wednesday Lunch at the Divinity School featuring Joshua Frieman, Director of the Dark Energy Survey and Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, speaking on "The Dark Energy Survey and the Mystery of the Accelerating Universe." The discovery that the universe is accelerating, not slowing down from the mass it contains, is the surprise that sets the initial research program of 21st Century cosmology. The Dark Energy Survey is a next generation sky survey aimed directly at understanding this mystery. Their quarry is the dark energy, the reasons the universe is accelerating.