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SMP 5/21/05 | Into the Dark: The Long Term Future of Our Dying Universe | Speaker: Fred Adams

Saturday, May 21, 2005
4:00 AM
170 & 182 Dennison Building

Speaker: Professor Fred Adams (U-M Physics)

What will happen when the Universe burns out? We will examine the evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe itself over time scales that greatly exceed the current cosmic age. After several trillion years, the supply of interstellar gas grows depleted, and the galaxy loses its stars. As the galaxy disperses, dark matter particles annihilate keeping the old stellar remnants warm. On longer time scales, black holes lose their mass as they emit Hawking radiation. After the largest black holes have evaporated, the universe slowly slides into darkness. Or does it?

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