Upcoming (free) webinar on the frontiers of experimental cosmology

cover image of "Edge of Physics" by Anil AnanthaswamyTomorrow, Thursday 10 February 2011 (beginning at 11AM in the US Eastern time zone), the UK-based Institute of Physics (IoP) will be hosting a free online interactive (you will have a chance to ask questions) lecture with Anil Ananthaswamy.  You can find more details and the ability to register (for free) on the IoP webinar series page.  The IoP summarizes the topic of the 45 minute lecture as follows:

“Physicists are searching for answers to some profound questions. What is the nature of dark matter and dark energy? What is the origin of mass? What happened to primordial antimatter? In this lecture, Anil Ananthaswamy will talk about some of the telescopes and experiments at the cutting-edge of cosmology today, operating in some of the most extreme environments on Earth, including Lake Baikal in Siberia, an underground mine in Northern Minnesota, the Atacama Desert in the Chilean Andes and even Antarctica.”

Mr. Ananthaswamy is a graduate of the highly respected graduate program in science writing at  UC Santa Cruz.  He is a former software engineer and a current consultant for the “New Scientist” magazine, where he has previously worked as the physics news editor as well as the deputy news editor.  In 2010, Mr. Ananthaswamy’s book “The edge of physics : a journey to Earth’s extremes to unlock the secrets of the universe” was published, to much critical and popular acclaim.

I hope you will be able to take advantage of this exciting public event.

Related Links:
IoP Webinar Registration page
The Edge of Physics book website
Dartmouth Library Catalog record for The Edge of Physics
New Scientist website
Dartmouth Library Catalog record for New Scientist

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