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The Expansion of the Universe with Dr Krzysztof Bolejko, University of Sydney

Friday 16th September 2016 - 8:00pm
Topic:  The Expansion of the Universe
Speaker: Dr Krzysztof Bolejko, University of Sydney
Venue: Epping Creative Centre - 26 Stanley Road, Epping
Abstract: One of the major cosmological discoveries of the last century was that the Universe expands. In my talk I will discuss observational and theoretical advancements that led to this discovery and understanding of this phenomenon. The simplest description of this phenomenon assumes a homogeneous and isotropic expansion, the so-called Hubble expansion. However, this is merely a first approximation, for the cosmic expansion is not uniform. With increasing precision of astronomical data we are now entering a stage when we can measure departures from the uniform Hubble expansion and use it for cosmological studies. During my talk I will discuss the pattern of the cosmic expansion and show how it can be used to infer properties of our Universe.
Biography: Dr. Krzysztof Bolejko is an ARC Future Fellow at the University of Sydney. He gained his MSc at the University of Warsaw and his PhD from the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland. He has held positions of research fellow at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Fulbright Fellow, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, USA, Group of Eight Fellow, Centre for Gravitational Physics, Australian National University, Australia, Marie Curie Fellow, Astrophysics, University of Oxford, United Kingdom before coming to the University of Sydney holding positions of lecturer, USyd Fellow and ARC future Fellow.

Event Date: 
Friday, 16 September, 2016 - 20:00
Location: 
Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping NSW

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