Wed 07 November 2018
18:30
Claudia de Rham
Professor at Imperial College London Faculty of natural sciences, Department of Physics

UK

The dark side of the Universe

The recent detection of gravitational waves represents a new era for science and an open window on our Universe. But what exactly do we know about the behaviour of our Universe and the structure of space on cosmological scales? This talk will take us on a journey to the extremities of the observable Universe in a quest to understand the behaviour of gravitation. The relationship between gravity and dark energy will also be discussed. Several observations have revealed the existence of the dark energy; they show that the universe is expanding faster than it should. Something powerful is opposing gravitation, something that physicists have called dark energy. Understanding the true nature of this energy and its relationship with gravitation should make it possible to develop a more precise understanding of the future of our Universe.

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Sound & light show: ça gravite aux Bastions


Every evening from October 29 to November 21
Three performances lasting 20 minutes at 18:00, 19:00 and 20:00,
Uni Bastions, parc side

Previous occasions

2016

La révolution génomique

2014

Les secrets du soleil

2012

Architecture moléculaire

2010

La révolution quantique

2008

Grandes épidémies: le retour ?

2006

[r]évolution climatique ?