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SPACE SCIENCE WEEK PUBLIC LECTURE: “AN INFINITY OF WORLDS,” Mar 29, 2023, DC, 7:00 pm ET (livestreamed)

The Space Studies Board (SSB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine will hold its annual Space Science Week from March 28-30, 2023 at the National Academies of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.  See our separate Calendar entry for information on the complete program.

A public lecture is scheduled for March 29 at 7:00 pm ET and will be livestreamed.

Dr. William Kinney of the University of Buffalo will discuss “An Infinity of Worlds: Cosmic Inflation and the Beginning of the Universe.”

More information is the on the agenda for Space Science Science week, which says:

In the beginning was the Big Bang: an unimaginably hot fire almost fourteen billion years ago in which the first elements were forged. The physical theory of the hot nascent universe — the Big Bang — was one of the most consequential developments in twentieth-century science. And yet it leaves many questions unanswered: Why is the universe so big? Why is it so old? What is the origin of structure in the cosmos? Physicist Will Kinney explains a more recent theory that may hold the answers to these questions, and sheds light the ultimate origins of the universe: cosmic inflation.

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Date:
March 29, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm