World renowned cosmologist, Prof. Carlos Frenk is visiting the ICG on 30th November 2011 to give a research seminar. During his visit he has kindly agreed to also give an evening public lecture as part of the [http://www.port.ac.uk/aboutus/newsandevents/events/ Portsmouth University Public Lecture Series].
By special arrangement with the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, this is a free event and open to all, so tell your friends. For tickets, please email email@example.com
===Cosmic history: everything from nothing===
A public lecture by Professor Carlos Frenk, Director of the Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University
* Date: Wednesday 30 November 2011
* Time: 6-7 pm, followed by a drinks reception
* Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Richmond Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3DE
Professor Carlos Frenk is a world renowned cosmologist and one of the most cited scientists in the UK. He has won many fellowships, awards and distinctions and has made regular television appearances. Using state-of-the-art supercomputers, Professor Frenk builds model universes to try and understand how the structures in our Universe evolve from simple beginnings to the stars and galaxies we see today. In this lecture, Professor Frenk looks at how cosmology confronts some of the most fundamental questions in the whole of science. How and when did our universe begin? What is it made of? How did it acquire its current appearance? While there has been enormous progress in the past few years towards answering these questions, some fundamental issues, like the nature of the dark energy, have remained unresolved. He argues that these will require understanding of what went on at even earlier times.
Admission is free, but places are limited so please make a reservation by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 023 9284 3757