The Big Bang and the Origin(s) of the Universe
Date(s) - Tuesday, July 6
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Big Bang theory is the prevailing scientific cosmological model for how the universe began and developed. Contrary to a common misconception, the Big Bang does not explain how things like energy, space, and time arose but rather how the present universe emerged from an extremely dense and high-temperature state. Join us and NASA ambassador John Fontana to discuss what “banged” (if anything), why a bang occurred, and what might have been there before the bang. Some modern astrophysicists such as Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking have also offered alternatives or modifications to the standard Big Bang theory. We’ll consider some of these ideas for how we got everything from seemingly nothing, how we could try to figure out if multiple universes exist, and what the ultimate fate of the universe might be.
This program will take place on Tuesday, July 6 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm via Zoom. Please register using the form below. We will email registrants an invitation link before this program begins. This program will be recorded and available for viewing afterward on the Moffat Library YouTube channel. Any questions and discussion from after the presentation will not be included in the recording.
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