Galaxies far, far away are moving even further, and doing so faster and faster. The universe is getting bigger and darker, and we don't know why. Step with us into the farthest deepest corner of the universe, the part even astronomers struggle to understand. This is our last night, and we intend to go out with a (big) bang! Please note that this event takes place on the lower ground floor and is not accessible for those with impaired mobility.
What is it like to be human in a vast and violent universe? Deep in the Milky Way, with rocks raining on the Earth, are we just pointless specks of dust? The answer may surprise you. Join Andy Lawrence and Matt Giannotti on an immersive journey through the Universe, with music, words, and images from beyond.
Let’s embark together on a journey to explore the largest scales of our universe, billions of billions of kilometers away! Although we're now able to describe the evolution of the universe on such scales quite well, some questions remain unanswered. Why is the expansion of the universe accelerating? I will present my approach to this unsolved problem, which relies on using cosmological probes such as the oldest light in the universe or the deformation of galaxy images by gravitation. Join me over a pint as we explore some of the biggest and grandest questions in science!
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