Society Lecture: Uncovering the Structures of the Cosmos – Kulvinder Singh Chadha


When:
April 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
2018-04-07T19:30:00+01:00
2018-04-07T22:00:00+01:00
Where:
Willingdon Memorial Hall
Church St
Eastbourne BN20 9HT
UK

NOTE – CHANGE OF LECTURE AND PRESENTER

Title: Uncovering the Structures of the Cosmos – Kulvinder Singh Chadha

Synopsis

The observable Universe isn’t uniformly filled with stars and galaxies; rather, there’s a large-scale structure at work that bends to the forces of gravitation, cosmic expansion, dark matter and dark energy. What exactly are these structural components and how did they arise? This talk will attempt to illustrate just that. As well as revealing these components (galaxies, clusters, walls, filaments, voids, etc.), painstaking work by scientists over the years – from the time of Herschel to the present day – has also revealed mysterious phenomenon relating to our association with these galactic groupings. Ultimately this work has shown us what the observable Universe truly looks likes on its largest scales.

Biographical details

Kulvinder Singh Chadha is a freelance science writer and editor, having written for Astronomy Now, All About Space, BBC Sky at Night and Physics World magazines. He’s a former Assistant Editor of Astronomy Now and an astrophysics graduate from the University of Hertfordshire. He occasionally works for the Royal Astronomical Society and is involved in Hertfordshire University’s outreach programme: https://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/schools-of-study/physics-astronomy-and-mathematics/outreach