Cos mology Through the UniverseAdventure.org. Laurie Kerrigan LBNL IISME mentor George Smoot . The Universeadventure.org website used in conjunction with the Physics in and Through Cosmology Workshop. History & Structure Evolution of the Universe
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Cosmology Through the UniverseAdventure.org
mentor George Smoot
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George Smoot mapped the anisotropies in the CMB using the DMR . These are the seeds of galaxies and clusters.
Nao Suzuki’s trip through the structures of the Universe and their formation due to luminous and dark matter has changed our view of the Universe from earlier times.
Rich Lohman’s activities using HOU demonstrated how to use type 1a supernovae as standard candles.
Connecting density with temperature in the CMB
Different colors are different wavelengths and therefore different temperatures
in the Electromagnetic Spectrum.
Although gravity is the weakest of the four forces it forms the structures in the Universe.
Mia Ihm explains Gravitational lensing
Joe Hennawi’s presentation focused on Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Gravitational Lensing.
Nakhil Padmanabhan’s discussed the types of expansion the Universe could undergo due to Dark matter & Dark energy.
activity using data
to graphically find
the Hubble Constant showed the accelerating
expansion of the Universe.
Analyzing data from supernovae is one technique scientists use to estimate the age of the universe.
Glen Melnik discussed Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and Time Dilation.
Travel through the Eras using the Cosmic Calendar!
The Standard Model with all its strange quarks, four forces, leptons and supersymmetry were explored during Stu Loken’s talks.
The early universe interaction of energy and matter, and the question of the missing antimatter were discussed during Eric Linder’s presentation.
Peggy McMahan discussed nucleosynthesis starting with the lightest elements formed right after the Big Bang through the heaviest formed
Research will answer many questions in cosmology.
Kevin Lesko discussed the solar neutrino problem.
Brian Mendez explained that the WISE NASA mission will study mid-infrared range waves with far greater sensitivity than any previous mission.
Search for a Grand Unified Theory through String Theory which may utilize Compacted Dimensions or Branes.
• What happened before 10^-44 seconds?
• Why are there so many different kinds of particles?
• Why did antimatter vanish?
• Are there undiscovered laws of nature?
• Is there a Grand Unified Theory (GUT)?
• What is Dark Energy?
• What is Dark Matter?
Dr. George Smoot
Patrick Lii (top), Elizabeth Heckmaier (bottom), Tim Aucott (right)
Dr. Rollie Otto