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Measuring the Oldest Light in the Universe

Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 10:00 AM

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Images of the sky made with microwave light provide a snapshot of the Universe as it was more than 13 billion years ago. In this talk, Professor Nagy will explore how studying the oldest light in the Universe, called the Cosmic Microwave Background, helps cosmologists unravel its structure and evolution. We'll discuss how microwave telescopes are built, and how observations from stratospheric balloons and remote terrestrial sites are changing our understanding of the Universe.

The Zoom link will be sent via email to everyone on our email list before each lecture. Those wishing to join the email list should email a request to physics@wustl.edu.

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Speaker Information
Johanna Nagy from the Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis will be hosting this Saturday Science Lecture on "Measuring the Oldest Light in the Universeā€
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