Astro Seminar Series - VIA ZOOM

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 11:30 am - 11:30 am EST

Dr. Andrew Pontzen is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor of Cosmology at the University College London (UCL). He obtained his PhD from the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge in 2009.  His work focuses on understanding dark matter – a mysterious component of the universe that is hypothesised to drive the formation of galaxies and other structures. While little is known about the nature of dark matter, the basic idea of an invisible sector interacting through gravity with what we can see has been highly predictive. Over the last 20 years, the dark matter hypothesis has generated a huge number of correct predictions about both the present day universe and the ancient "cosmic microwave background" light.

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