Monday 31.10 at 6pm: ‘Dark energy: the greatest mystery of the universe’ by cosmologist Syksy Räsänen

Dear friend of Arkadia, You are invited to ‘Dark energy: the greatest mystery of the universe’ by cosmologist Syksy Räsänen on Monday 31.10 at 6pm.The Nobel prize in physics was given in 2011 “for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae”. The acceleration is thought to be caused by a mysterious form of matter called “dark energy”. Syksy Räsänen has kindly accepted to discuss the path from the observations to the theoretical interpretations and their meaning. Syksy’s blog (in Finnish) : http://www.tiede.fi/blog/category/maailmankaikkeutta-etsimassaThe talk will be in English. Welcome all! Warm regards, Ian www.arkadiabookshop.fi Entrance is free and green tea will be offered. A donation of €2 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. Syksy Räsänen Syksy Räsänenis a cosmologist. He has worked at the University of Oxford, CERN, the University of Geneva, Washington University in St Louis, LAPTH as well as the University of Helsinki, where he is currently a lecturer at the Department of Physics. The expansion of the universe and its acceleration is his main topic of research. He writes a popular blog (in Finnish), “Maailmankaikkeutta etsimässä”,http://www.tiede.fi/blog/category/maailmankaikkeutta-etsimassa Links:The Nobel prize committee announcement: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2011/ Blog entry on the prize (in Finnish): http://www.tiede.fi/blog/2011/10/05/kirkkaudesta-pimeyteen/