We live in a remarkable era for astronomy where we are understanding the basic properties of the universe. These include dark energy which determines how the universe expands, dark matter that is the dominate component of mass in the universe, and black holes which are gravity's ultimate triumph. Dr. Karl Gebhardt presents the current state of knowledge for each of these phenomenon, and discuss future advances primarily coming from the Hobby-Eberly Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX).
Dr. Gebhardt is the Herman and Joan Suit Professor of Astrophysics in the Department of Astronomy at The University of Texas at Austin. He grew up in the snow-filled winters of Rochester, New York. His career has taken him through Michigan State University, Rutgers University (where he received his PhD in 1994), fellowships at the University of Michigan and University of California at Santa Cruz, and finally to The University of Texas at Austin in 2000.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 5:45pm to 7:30pm
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (ATT), Amphitheater, Room 204
1900 UNIVERSITY AVE , Austin, Texas 78705