After Dark Online: The Universe
February 18 @ 7:00 pm PST
- Thursday, February 18, 2021 • 7:00 p.m. PST
- Free online event: Join via YouTube or Facebook
- Recommended for audiences ages 18+
How does our understanding of the origins of the universe continue to expand and evolve? What tools and theories continue to push our understanding into further realms? In this program, Black scientists and leaders will discuss their work at the forefront of cosmology. Theoretical physicist Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein explores axions, a type of hypothetical elementary particle, and the compelling role they may play in understanding what makes up dark matter. Dr. Gregory Mosby, a researcher with NASA’s Astrophysics Science Division, discusses his work on the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope and the ways modelling and machine learning can support an expanded understanding of the universe.