WCA-KPL Public Talk - Unveiling the nature of Dark Energy with DESI (Enrique Paillas)

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The WCA-KPL Astronomy Talk series takes place on the last Wednesday of each month, and is jointly organized by the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics and Kitchener Public Library.

Dark energy is a strange and enigmatic form of energy, causing our Universe to grow and expand at an increasingly fast rate. While the exact nature of this energy remains a total mystery, new astronomical instruments are shedding light on dark energy like never before. Join us at this month's KPL astronomy talk, when Dr. Enrique Paillas will speak about the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), and what its newest results tell us about the dark Universe.

Enrique Paillas is a postdoctoral researcher in the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Waterloo, where his research focuses on the properties of the Universe on the largest scales, and the distribution of galaxies throughout our Universe. He is heavily involved in the DESI collaboration, as well as the recently-launched Euclid space telescope. 

Register via the Kitchener Public Library website.