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Dark energy is cosmology’s biggest mystery—an anti-gravitational force that confounds the conventional laws of physics. It makes up more than two-thirds of the cosmos, but science is still grappling to explain what dark energy actually is. In this program, top physicists search for clues to this mystery in both the earliest moments of the universe and far into the future of the cosmos.
This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.
Jan Tauber has been involved in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) since 1993 when the European Space Agency received two proposals for space experiments to map the CMB. These experiments eventually became the Planck satellite, Europe’s flagship experiment in the field.Read More
Adam Riess is the Thomas J. Barber Professor in Space Studies at the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, a distinguished astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics from MIT and his Ph.D.Read More
Neil Turok is Director and Niels Bohr Chair at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario, Canada. Previously he was Professor of Physics at Princeton and Chair of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge. He is also Founder and Chair of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.Read More