Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe 5/7
Alex Filippenko, Professor of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley
Thursday, May 7, 2009, 7pm
Bell Museum Auditorium, East Bank
Observations of very distant exploding stars (supernovae) show that the expansion of the Universe is now speeding up, rather than slowing down due to gravity as expected. Other, completely independent data strongly support this amazing conclusion. Over the largest distances, our Universe seems to be dominated by a repulsive "dark energy"