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Cafe Scientifique - What is the Universe made of?

What is the Universe made of?


A curious combination of dark matter and dark energy accounts for 95% of the total energy content of the Universe. The elusive properties of these constituents mean they are difficult to detect and little understood. In 2020, however, telescopes will attempt to rectify that by creating a dark matter map, surveying three quarters of the accessible sky and looking back in time over three quarters of the age of the Universe.

Join Dr Thomas Kitching to discuss how this map will probe the nature of dark matter and dark energy in the hopes of answering the question, what is the Universe made of?

A Café Scientifique is an informal dialogue-based event with a scientist. Put your questions to the expert and discuss amazing science.


Speaker(s):

Dr Thomas Kitching | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

23 May 2017 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London
SW1Y 5AG
+44 20 74 51 2500
http://www.royalsociety.org

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Tickets:

Free

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Free to attend
No registration required
Doors open from 18:00 and seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Enquiries: events@royalsociety.org

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