Hayden Planetarium Programs
Frontiers Lecture: The Twisted Universe
December 12, 2016
Join University of California, San Diego, Professor Brian Keating on a trip from the frigid depths of Antarctica to the distant reaches of outer space. Along the way, we will encounter new tools to examine the universe and our place within it, exploring mysteries in cosmology from the nature of space to concepts such as the "Arrow of Time."
About the Speaker:
Professor Brian Keating is a cosmologist at the University of California San Diego. An author of over 100 scientific publications and two U.S. patents, Keating received his B.S. from Case Western Reserve University in 1993 and his Ph.D. from Brown University in 2000. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford and Caltech, and in 2007 received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for inventing the BICEP telescope. Keating was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2016 and is Principal Investigator of the Simons Observatory collaboration in Chile. He is a commercial pilot and a Trustee of New York City’s National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) and the San Diego Air & Space Museum.
Watch Professor Brian Keating take a journey back in time, some 13.8 billion years ago, and explore the possibility of a multi-verse, based on the data collected by telescope.
Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.
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