San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
In association with the World Science Festival, the University of Auckland is proud to stream this public programme live from New York City.
In March, a major breakthrough in understanding the origin of universe took the scientific community – and the general public – by storm. A team lead by astronomer John Kovac, using a powerful telescope at the South Pole, reported evidence of ripples in the fabric of space time produced by the big bang, a long-sought prediction of our most refined approach to cosmology, the inflationary theory. Amidst the worldwide celebration, though, some have been quietly suggesting that the champagne has been uncorked prematurely.
Join a singular conversation, among the world’s most respected pioneers in cosmological theory and observation, that will explore the state of the art in the ongoing quest to understand the beginning of the universe.
At the conclusion of the WSF programme, the University of Auckland’s Professor Richard Easther, expert in theoretical cosmology, will answer any questions from the audience.
The Business School’s Excel Café will be open for refreshments before and after the lecture.
This event is presented by the University of Auckland, which is solely responsible for all local arrangements and on-site programming.
WSF’s live-streamed video content is a production of the World Science Festival. © 2014 Science Festival Foundation. All rights reserved.