Dartmouth Events

Physics & Astronomy Colloquium - Professor Rocky Kolb, The University of Chicago

Title: "Schrödinger’s Alarming Phenomenon of Particle Creation in the Expanding Universe"

Friday, May 24, 2024
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Steele 006 & Zoom
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts and Sciences, Lectures & Seminars

Abstract: In 1939, Erwin Schrödinger was “alarmed” to discover that particles may be created merely by the expansion of the universe.  For over forty years this result was regarded as a curiosity (to the degree it was regarded at all).  Today, it is appreciated that the phenomenon is the origin of primordial density perturbations and gravitational waves, and it may play an even wider role in cosmology.

Hosted by Professor Marcelo Gleiser

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Email Physics.Department@dartmouth.edu for passcode
For more information, contact:
Tressena Manning

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.