Physics & Astronomy Colloquium - Dr. Tom Giblin - Kenyon College

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Physics & Astronomy Colloquium - Dr. Tom Giblin - Kenyon College

Title: "Searching for the Secrets of the Non-Linear Universe"

Friday, November 4, 2016
3:30pm-4:30pm
Wilder 104
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Abstract:  We have no evidence that general relativity is wrong; every precision test is a resounding confirmation of this elegant and powerful mathematical model.  Trouble is: the greatest cosmological problems of our time (likely require) us to abandon general relativity.  About 95% of the Universe remains a mystery whose solution evades our abilities.  I will talk about how there may still be places in general relativity that have, until now, gone unexplored.  Numerical simulations are a powerful tool that can model the complex non-linear issues of general relativity on cosmological scales.  I will present progress that we have made toward modeling the late Universe in its full splendor and outline where there’s hope that we can start to tackle these great questions.

For more information, contact:
Tressena Manning
603-646-2854

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