Our Universe Revealed lecture series launches September 1

Author: Shelly Goethals

“The Real Big Bang Theory: Birth of the Universe and the meaning of Space-time” with Prof. Grant Mathews will be the first talk presented as part of the new Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series.

In this talk we will journey across the Universe and into its deep past. Learn how the Universe is a time machine and how Einstein’s theory of relativity helps us to conceptualize the meaning of space and time.

Discover some current views and research on the formation and evolution of the universe and discover some of the most fundamental questions in Physics:

  • How did the Universe begin?
  • Why is the Universe so large?
  • Is the Universe finite or infinite?
  • Why are there only 3 large space dimensions plus time?
  • What is cosmic inflation, the multiverse, and why we believe there are parallel universes?
  • What will be the future of the Universe?

The talk will be on Tuesday, September 1, at 7:00 pm in Room 101 Jordan Hall of Science.

Follow-on event

Stargazing at the Jordan Hall Observatory and introductory show in DVT

About the series

The laws of Physics govern everything in the universe, from the smallest components in atoms to the largest structures in the cosmos. Hosted by the Department of Physics at the University of Notre DameOur Universe Revealed aims to make Physics accessible to all by explaining phenomena in the world around us in easy to understand language – there’s no science background needed!

During this series, find out about the fundamentals of the universe, results from the forefront of Physics as well as hearing about the cutting-edge research being undertaken at Notre Dame.

Join us as we explore, explain and reveal the mysteries of the universe around us.