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The End of the Universe - Dr Ignacio Ferreras

Friday 26th February 2016 - 8:00pm
Topic:  The End of the Universe
Speaker:  Dr Ignacio Ferreras, University College London
Venue: Epping Creative Centre - 26 Stanley Road, Epping
Abstract: Our current knowledge of the Universe and galaxy formation has allowed us to explain many of the observations of extragalactic photons across a wide range of wavelengths. At present, the current paradigm (LCDM model) posits a formation process that started from a hot big bang event over 13 billion years ago, from which growing density fluctuations, dominated by dark matter, seeded the formation of galaxies in an expanding Universe. The detection of a significant acceleration in the expansion rate during the last stages of cosmic time (dark energy) has made our Universe even more interesting! As in any physical theory, it is possible to use the same framework to predict the future behaviour. In this talk I will give a general presentation of what's lying ahead, if the standard LCDM model is a true representation of our Universe.
Biography: I am a reader in astrophysics at University College London, Mullard Space Science Laboratory. Although trained as a particle physicist at Cornell University, I switched my interests to larger scales, and did my PhD in astrophysics, in Cantabria, Spain, followed by postdoctoral work at Oxford (with Joe Silk) and ETH-Zurich, before taking up an academic position at King’s College London, and then UCL.

Event Date: 
Friday, 26 February, 2016 - 20:00
Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping NSW

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