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Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

Bharat Ratra, Kansas State University "Spatial Curvature, Dark Energy Dynamics, Neither, or Both?"

Abstract: Experiments and observations over the two last decades have persuaded cosmologists that (as yet undetected) dark energy is by far the main component of the energy budget of the current universe. I review a few simple dark energy models and compare their predictions to observational data, to derive dark energy model-parameter constraints and to test consistency of different data sets. I conclude with a list of open cosmological questions.

Tea: 3:30 pm, Bausch & Lomb Lobby

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Bausch and Lomb Hall, 106
500 Wilson Blvd, Rochester, NY

Event Type

Lectures and Talks

Audience

Faculty, Students, Staff

Cost

Free

Group
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Contact Phone or Email

cspence8@ur.rochester.edu

Accommodations

Cynthia Spencer

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