AstroTours July 2022

AstroTours July 2022

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University of Toronto - St. George Campus

5 King's College Rd

Room MC102

Toronto, ON M5S 3G8


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Join us for AstroTours! The event will feature a talk by Martine Lokken about the cosmic web!

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Join us for AstroTours! The event will feature a talk by Martine Lokken about the cosmic web! After the talk we will have a variety of demos and the opportunity to use telescopes on the roof of the McLennan Physical Laboratories.

Also, make sure to check out our merchandise shop on RedBubble! It features our regular, Earth Hour, and pride logos!

Where :

Talk : Mechanical Engineering Building (5 King's College Rd), Room MC102

Demos and telescope tours: McLennan Physical Laboratories (60 St. George St), after the talk

When : July 7, 2022

Talk : 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST

Demos and telescope tours : 9:30 PM to 11 PM EST

Talk title : Filamentary, My Dear Watson: How the cosmic web can help us solve the universe’s mysteries

Speaker : Martine Lokken

Talk Abstract : On the largest scales in our universe, matter is woven together into a three-dimensional web of structure. Cosmic filaments—strands of material that are made up of galaxies, gas, and dark matter—bridge the gaps between dense clumps in the web. The properties of these filaments depend on the formation history of the universe and can therefore help us better understand the nature of cosmology’s great unknowns: dark matter and dark energy. In this talk, I will review the recent advances in measuring and analyzing filaments and discuss how we can use them to unravel the mysteries of the universe.

About the Speaker : Martine Lokken is a PhD candidate at the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. She studies the structure of matter on the largest scales in our universe in order to tackle major problems in cosmology, and is particularly fascinated by the mysterious source of the accelerated expansion of the universe. Martine grew up in Rhode Island, the smallest U.S. state, and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia. Outside of research, she loves to learn different styles of dance from around the world.

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