The Warped Side of the Universe: From the Big Bang to Black Holes
University of Chicago Brinson Lecture @ Adler Planetarium (free)
Featuring Kip Thorne, PhD
Adler Planetarium : Universe Theater
Wednesday, October 21 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Our Universe has a "warped side" -- objects and phenomena, like black holes and the big-bang, that are made not from matter, but rather from warped space and warped time. Thorne will describe this mysterious warped side and the quest to simulate it using supercomputers and observe it using gravitational waves.
Admission is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required.
Seating will begin at 6:45 pm. Parking is available in the lot near the Adler.
The evening parking rate is $13, and cash payment is required.
For more information see: http://astro.uchicago.edu/brinson/2009/