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Cosmology: from the Big Bang to the formation of atoms

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Date: Friday 10 February 2017
Venue: ATC101, Hawthorn Campus

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The whole Universe was in a hot dense state, then nearly 14 billion years ago expansion started. Wait... is the Bang Bang true and how do we know?

In this talk Associate Professor Emma Ryan-Weber from the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing will describe the observational evidence for Big Bang Cosmology and how it sets the initial conditions for every atom in the Universe.

The talk is especially suitable for year 11 teachers and students studying VCE Physics Unit 1, area of study 3 "What is matter and how is it formed".

This lecture is part of the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing free monthly public lecture series.

Contact Information: Elizabeth Thackry
Email: Tel: +61 3 9214 5569