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Presented By: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+)

Cosmology: The History of the Universe

Fred C. Adams

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This lecture will be live streamed

This lecture will present the history of the universe, from the moment of the Big Bang to the present cosmological epoch. During this span of time, the universe experiences a brief phase of superluminal expansion, develops an asymmetry of matter over anti-matter, produces a substantial component of dark matter, synthesizes light nuclei, and leaves behind a background radiation field. Galaxies, then stars and planets, are formed during the later stages of this sweep of cosmic evolution.

Our speaker, Dr. Fred C. Adams, is the Ta-You Wu Collegiate Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan. He works on a wide variety of topics in theoretical astrophysics, including cosmology, star formation, and extra-solar planets.

This is the first of a six-lecture series. The subject of the series is Advances in Science. The next lecture will be on January 21, 2021. The title is Gravitational Wave Astronomy – Listening to the Universe. Learn from well-known experts about an array of interesting subjects, with an interactive Q&A period following each lecture.

Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the lecture will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
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  • $35 for the entire 6-lecture series or $10-day pass.

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