Argonne Outloud: ‘To the Ends of the Earth…and the Beginning of the Cosmos’
Physicist Clarence Chang (HEP) will present “To the Ends of the Earth…and the Beginning of the Cosmos” Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Argonne National Laboratory, Bldg. 240 TCS Conference Center, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL. This lecture is free and open to the public. A Q&A will follow the presentation.
Reception and scientific poster/display session: 6:30-7 p.m.
Presentation and Q&A: 7-8 p.m.
The depths of the cosmos can only be matched by the innumerable questions we have about it. Scientists have attempted for hundreds of years to gain a clear picture of how the universe was formed. Our current understanding of it is the best so far, but there is still so much more to know. But just how do researchers study the beginning the universe?
Argonne physicist Clarence Chang (Argonne National Laboratory and Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago) collaborates with a group of researchers using the South Pole Telescope, which is equipped with a unique Argonne-made sensor technology to measure and characterize thermal radiation signatures generated billions of years ago. He will also provide highlights of his research travels to the Antarctica and the South Pole.