Free public lecture explores the death of our universe
Future Women in Physics and the Department of Physics & Astronomy at York University invite the community to Death of a Universe, a free public talk presented by theoretical astrophysicist Katherine Mack on February 27.
The Big Bang theory tells the story of the beginning of the Universe, our cosmic home for the last 13.8 billion years. But what is the story of its end? Mack will share what modern astrophysics tells us about the ultimate fate of the cosmos, and what each possibility would entail if there were people there to see it.
Mack make will deliver a 45-minute presentation, followed by a Q&A session. After the event, there will be a public viewing and tour of the Allan I. Carswell Observatory, which houses the largest telescope on a university campus in Canada.
The lecture will take place in the Communities Recital Hall (Room 112, Accolade East Building). Doors will open at 6:00 pm, and the talk will begin at 6:30 pm. Tickets to this event are free, but registration is required and can be completed by visiting katie-mack.eventbrite.com
About the speaker
Katherine Mack is an Assistant Professor of Physics at North Carolina State University and an active science communicator. She investigates the connections between the subatomic world and the Universe as a whole, including the mysterious nature of dark matter that shapes the cosmos and everything in it. Her efforts in astronomy outreach have amassed a huge following on twitter (@AstroKatie) and inspired countless young scientists.
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