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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 pmFree
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
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.