Jerzy Pniewski and Leopold Infeld Colloquium - June 7, 2021
The next Jerzy Pniewski and Leopold Infeld Colloquium of the Faculty of Physics will be held on Monday, JUNE THE 7TH, at 4.30 PM.
Thanks to a discovery made in 1929 by Edwin Hubble, we know that the universe we live in is constantly expanding. One would expect that the rate of expansion, slowed down by gravitational interaction, would decrease with time. However, there is a surprising acceleration of this process. Moreover, there is no consensus on the rate at which the expansion occurs. Depending on the measurement method, significantly different results are obtained, which calls into question our understanding of a number of laws of physics. These issues will be the subject of a lecture entitled:
PRECISE DETERMINATION OF THE COSMIC DISTANCES AND THE UNIVERSE'S EXPANSION MYSTERIES,
PROF. GRZEGORZ PIETRZYŃSKI (ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY, UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW)
The abstract of the lecture is provided below this message.
Here is a link to the Colloquium on the Zoom platform:
Meeting ID: 938 8168 7598
You are welcome to join the meeting 15-30 minutes before the Colloquium to talk or chat in an informal atmosphere.