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The Biggest Mysteries of the Big Bang

Saturday, June 1, 2024
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Scientists can now describe the unfolding cosmos with unprecedented precision, yet major mysteries remain, including the nature of expanding space, the need for dark matter and dark energy, and the possibility that our universe is but one of many separate realities. Join a conversation with leading researchers who will take us right to the edge–and just beyond–what we know about the deepest mysteries of the cosmos.

This program is part of the Big Ideas series, supported by the John Templeton Foundation.

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Brian GreenePhysicist, Author

Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, and is recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in his field of superstring theory. His books, The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Hidden Reality, have collectively spent 65 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list.

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Wendy FreedmanAstronomer, UChicago

Wendy Freedman is the John and Marion Sullivan University Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Her research is in observational cosmology (measures of the expansion rate …

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Katherine FreeseCosmologist, UT Austin

Katherine Freese is the Director of the Weinberg Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Jeff & Gail Kodosky Professor of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin. She is …

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Will KinneyCosmologist, U at Buffalo

Will Kinney is a professor in the Department of Physics at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, where he has been on faculty since 2003. Dr. Kinney received his Bachelor of …

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