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Stony Brook University Astronomer Prof. Neelima Sehgal discusses “Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe” at SoFo

October 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


DATE & TIME: Friday, October 5, 2018, 7:00 PM

LECTURE: “Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe”

SPEAKER: Stony Brook University Astronomer, Prof. Neelima Sehgal

LOCATION & Co-Sponsor: South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo)
377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY

REGISTRATION: Call SoFo: (631) 537-9735

COST: Free

DESCRIPTION: The evidence for Dark Energy is overwhelming. In the 
mid-1970s, astronomical data hinted at the possibility of an additional 
form of energy in the Universe; if it existed, it was thought that such 
energy would not only be responsible for accelerating the rate of 
expansion of our Universe, but also would counteract the pull of 
gravity. In this talk, Prof. Sehgal will review the evidence for and 
latest research on Dark Energy, and how its existence raises even deeper 
questions about our Universe.

Neelima Sehgal is an Associate Professor in the Physics and Astronomy 
Department at Stony Brook University; she joined the faculty in 2012 
after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University. Her 
work in observational and theoretical cosmology include research on dark 
matter and dark energy, the early Universe, as well as neutrino physics.


October 5, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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South Fork Natural History Museum
377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932 United States
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