Dark Energy: Is Quantum Physics Making the Universe Fall Apart?

Professor Michael Ogilvie, Department of Physics, Washington University
March 25, 2017 at 10:00 am
201 Crow
Event Description 

Our most recent experimental results indicate that most of our universe is made up of dark energy. This is just a name we give to something that is causing our universe to accelerate apart. The key to the possible origins of dark energy may lie in quantum mechanics and the very early history of our universe. We will discuss how we know dark energy is real, its possible origins, and how it may determine the ultimate fate of our universe.