WATERLOO, ON, June 2 /CNW/ - Astronomers believe our universe began in a
Big Bang, and is expanding around us. On Wednesday, June 3, as part of PI's
public lecture series, Brian Schmidt will describe the life of the universe
that we live in, and how astronomers have used observations to trace our
universe's history back more than 13 billion years.
Brian Schmidt is a Federation Fellow at The Australian National
University's Mount Stromlo Observatory. In 1994 he formed the High-Z SN Search
team, a group of 20 astronomers on 5 continents who used distant exploding
stars to trace the expansion of the Universe back in time. This group's
discovery of an accelerating universe was named Science Magazine's
'Breakthrough of the Year' for 1998.
Prof. Schmidt's lecture, entitled "The Universe from Beginning to End"
will be held Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00 pm in Waterloo, Ontario.
Additional details can be found at www.perimeterinstitute.ca.
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Physics is an independent, non-profit, scientific research and educational
outreach organization where international scientists cluster to push the
limits of our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the
very essence of space, time, matter and information. The Institute, located in
Waterloo, also provides a wide array of educational outreach activities to
share the joy of scientific research, discovery and innovation. In partnership
with the Governments of Ontario and Canada, PI is a successful example of
private and public collaboration in science research and education.
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