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Frontiers Lecture: The First Seconds of the Universe

Part of Frontiers Lectures

Monday, November 4, 2019


Theoretical astrophysicist Dan Hooper explores what scientists know and what they are still struggling to understand about the very first seconds – and fractions of a second – after the Big Bang. Hooper proposes in his new book At the Edge of Time that it is in studying these initial moments that we will unlock great truths about the universe. A book signing follows.

Please note: There is no late seating in the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater. Guests arriving after the program starts will not be permitted to enter the dome.

Meet the Presenter


Dan Hooper is a senior scientist and the head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Dark Cosmos and Nature’s Blueprint (both Smithsonian/Harper Collins). He lives in Oak Park, Illinois. Twitter @DanHooperAstro

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund. Selected Hayden Planetarium Programs are sponsored by JetBlue.