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SMP 3/19/05 | How Do We Know the Big Bang Really Happened? Early Evidence | Speaker: Timothy McKay

Saturday, March 19, 2005
5:00 AM
170 & 182 Dennison Building

Speaker: Professor Timothy McKay (U-M Physics)

During the first half of the 20th century, astronomical observations and physics theory combined to suggest that the universe began in a hot, dense, nearly uniform state. It has been expanding and growing more complex ever since. Determine the evidence which led to this extraordinary conclusion, ridiculed by opponents as the "big bang theory". Figure out some logical consequences of the big bang; the predictions of the theory.

Detailed Information
All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.

Contact Information
For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437