Honorary Lecture by Professor Brian Schmidt


Honorary Lecture by Professor Brian Schmidt

Honorary Lecture by
Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice Chancellor and President, Australian
National University, Australia

will presentation with topic:
**The Accelerating Universe**

Our Universe was created in 'The Big Bang' and has been expanding ever
since. Professor Brian Schmidt will describe the vital statistics of the
Universe, including its size, weight, shape, age, and composition and
explain how astronomers have used observations to trace our universe's
history back more than 13 billion years, leading them to ponder the
ultimate fate of the cosmos.

Professor Schmidt will also try to make sense of the Universe's past,
present, and future - and describe what we know and what we do not yet
know about the Cosmos.

Professor Schmidt was winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011. Under
his leadership, the High-Z Supernova Search team made the startling
discovery in 1998 that the expansion rate of the universe is accelerating.
The discovery came while they traced the expansion of the universe over
billions of years and learned that more than 70 percent of the cosmos is
contained in a previously unknown form of matter, called Dark Energy.

The lecture Will be held on Monday, 29 May 2017
at Ruang Terapung, UI Campus Depok

Registration: uiupdate.ui.ac.id/anulecture
*Souvenir available for participants