December Meeting - Dr Colin McGill
Our next monthly meeting is on Thursday, 6th December 2018 at 7:30pm.
Cosmology Pt 1.
Cosmology is the study of the universe as a whole. In these two lectures, Colin will show the key evidence and explain sufficient theory to allow you to understand why we think the universe is as we believe.
The lectures will approximately follow the historical evolution of cosmology over the last 100 years.
The first lecture will cover conventional cosmology:
• The cosmic distance ladder, Hubble’s Law and the age of the universe.
• Symmetries: Isotropy, the Cosmological Principle homogeneity.
•The thermal history of the universe.
• Predictions of the big bang theory: nucleosynthesis and the cosmic microwave background.
•Problems with the big bang theory.
Dr Colin McGill
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