Dark Energy: What the *&^@!?

By Risa Wechsler | October 29, 2007 9:03 pm

For those of you in the bay area, I will be giving a public lecture at SLAC (in Menlo Park) tomorrow, mostly about Dark Energy and what the universe is made of. Familiar topics to our regular readers, but hopefully it will be fun. The lecture is at 7:30 tomorrow (Tuesday) evening, in the Panofsky Auditorium at SLAC — intended for a general audience with no particular knowlegdge of the contents of the Universe. The folks at SLAC created this appropriately halloweenie poster for the talk (click to get the whole thing). A bit more information, including maps to SLAC as well as links to past lectures in the series (held bi-monthly) can be found here.


  • chemicalscum

    A singularly appropriate lecture title. Be better if you hadn’t bowdlerized it though.

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/risa/ Risa

    Indeed. Federal funding and the need to advertise on the radio and all that.

  • Johnny

    I don’t suppose there’s any chance of an a video posting, similar to the Google TechTalks? It’s a long drive from Austin.

  • Rachel

    Aw crap. Why’d you have to schedule it during my music lesson? I live like three miles away.

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/risa/ Risa

    Yes, there will be video. I’ll post the link here once it’s ready.

  • geraint

    > I live like three miles away.

    Just out of interest – why does this sentence have a “like” in it?

  • Jamie

    An earth-shattering lecture. Literally (or here).

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  • Brad Holden

    >> I live like three miles away.

    >Just out of interest – why does this sentence have a “like” in it?

    Like, in this case, means approximately but has like 3 less syllables.


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