Past Event

Mysteries of the Universe & Time Machines

Presented by Dr. Christian Reichardt

This week 200 members of the Cosmic Microwave Background Stage-4 (CMB-S4) collaboration are meeting at SLAC to focus on the continuing development of this science research project. CMB-S4 and the next generation telescopes will provide measurements of the cosmic microwave background at unprecedented precision and permit fundamental new insights into a broad range of physics. These measurements will enable the search for signatures of primordial gravitational waves, probe the nature of dark matter and dark energy, map the matter throughout the universe, and capture transient phenomena in the microwave sky.

Join cosmologist, Dr. Christian Reichardt, as he explores the many mysteries of the universe. Dr. Reichardt will share why astrophysics travel to the South Pole to see the beginning of time. He will discuss the expansion of the universe, evidence of the hot Big Bang, and the science of mapping the cosmic microwave background. 

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About the speaker

Dr. Christian Reichardt

Dr. Reichardt’s research utilizes international experiments to study the cosmic microwave background, relic radiation from the Big Bang. He is a key member in the international collaborations for the South Pole Telescope, Simons Observatory, and CMB-S4 experiments. Members of his research group are using data from these world class observatories to address some of the big problems in cosmology today: (1) using galaxy clusters, the most massive collapsed objects in the universe, to study dark energy, (2) using the gravitational lensing of the cosmic microwave background to measure just how massive neutrinos are, and, perhaps most excitingly, (3) looking for the gravitational waves, the so-called “smoking gun” for an inflationary epoch in the first instant of the universe. 

Past Event

Mysteries of the Universe & Time Machines

Presented by Dr. Christian Reichardt

Special Event
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Tuesday, August 1, 2023
6:30–7:30 p.m. PDT
Science and User Support Building (SUSB)
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