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Cosmology SIG

Image Credit: Thierry Dugnolle

Image Credit: Thierry Dugnolle

The purpose of this SIG is to inform, inspire, ask questions and keep up to date on current research and the state of our knowledge of the universe. All RCA members are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in discussions on a wide variety of topics related to the formation and development of the universe.  A background or education in astrophysics or cosmology is not required to participate - just an interest in expanding your understanding of the universe observed by astronomers.

Topics

Discuss the latest cosmology/astrophysics news and the following video lectures:

  • Richard Wolfson's Lecture 20: "Particle or Wave?" from Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists
  • Mark Whittle's Lecture 5 "The Sweep of Cosmic History" from Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe
  • Mark Whittle's Lecture 6 "Measuring Distances" from Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe
  • Questions and Answers to the best of everyone's abilities.

We will go over the latest cosmology/astrophysics news items since the last meeting. After the video lectures, we will have a discussion, if desired, about what was seen. If you have any questions about the SIG, a suggested topic or interest in making a presentation for a future meeting, please contact the SIG Coordinator: