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How it all began – the origin of the universe

5pm-7pm, Thursday, 23 June 2011

A V Hill Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building
Gower Street, London,  WC1E 6BT

Chair: Serge Plattard, Councillor, Science and Technology, French Embassy
Origin of the universe: How science is dealing with this problem? How can we observe the very early universe?

Jean-Loup Puget, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay
The mystery of the accelerating Universe: Is it dark energy or something else?

Ofer Lahav, UCL Physics and Astronomy, International Science Committee of the Dark Energy Survey

How the Universe came into existence is a subject of strong international scientific interest, involving widely different methodologies, from the creation and study of antimatter in the CERN particle physics laboratory (major progress announced on 6 June 2011), to the work of astrophysicists Jean-Loup Puget and Ofer Lahav, who will give presentations at this discussion.

Like the CERN laboratory, the work of both speakers attests to one of the great success stories of intercultural interaction (the subject of UCL's third Grand Challenge) - that of massive ('big science') projects that require the widest possible international collaboration for their success.

This event is free but registration is required

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