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Dark side of the universe to be examined at UCI lecture



A pioneer in research on the Big Bang theory and the expansion of the universe, Michael Turner will give a talk on “The Dark Side of the Universe: Beyond the Stars and Stuff We Are Made Of” as part of the ninth annual Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Series. One of the most cited astrophysicists in the world, Turner’s influence has helped explain fundamental properties of matter and energy, and how elements formed after the Big Bang. He is directing his current research into dark energy and related ideas to explain why the universe is expanding at an increasing rate. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Turner is the Rauner Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, Chief Scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory and former assistant director of the National Science Foundation.
DATE: Wednesday, February 27, 2008
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Crystal Cove Auditorium, Student Center (Bldg. 113 on campus map)


The Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Series brings scholars and public figures to campus to share their experience and expertise with the UCI community. For more information on the series, visit The event is sponsored by the Department of Physics & Astronomy in UCI’s School of Physical Sciences.


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