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Monday, 4 November 2019, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Museum of London

Weighing the Universe

Professor Roberto Trotta

The cosmic microwave background is the luminous echo of the primordial explosion, the Big Bang — literally the oldest light in the Universe. Exquisitely precise measurements of this light have allowed astronomers to achieve what might seem impossible: weighing the universe, and thereby establishing the geometry of space. 

This lecture will explain the physics of the cosmic microwave background and the challenges in understanding where our universe came from.

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Roberto Trotta is Visiting Gresham Professor of Cosmology and Professor of Astrostatistics at Imperial College, London.

For more information about him, please visit his website: http://robertotrotta.com/

Roberto Trotta's lecture series are as follows:

2020/21 The Unexpected Universe

2019/20 The Nature of Reality

All lectures by the Visiting Professor of Cosmology can be accessed here.

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