Professor Edward W. "Rocky" Kolb

Professor Edward W. Rocky

Hubert M. James Lecture

April 10, 2003

Professor Edward W. "Rocky" Kolb

University of Chicago and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory  

"The Quantum of Cosmos"

 Long before the emergence of planets, stars, or galaxies, the universe consisted of an exploding quantum soup of "elementary'' particles. Encoded in this formless, shapeless soup were seeds of cosmic structure, which over billions of years grew into the beautiful and complex universe we observe today.

The lecture will explore the connection between the "inner space" of the quantum and the "outer space" of the cosmos. The inner space/outer space connection may hold the key to the nature of the dark matter holding together our galaxy and the mysterious dark energy pulling apart our universe.


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