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The 2017 Edythe and Irving Misel Family Lecture Series

About the Series


The William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute is proud to host the 12th Annual Misel Family Lecture. This lecture is free and open to the public. No registration is required to attend this event. If you have further questions regarding the lecture please contact us at We look forward to seeing you there!

SPEAKER: Professor Wendy L. Freedman, University of Chicago
WHERE: McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall
WHEN: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Couldn't make it to the lecture? Click HERE to watch the archived version of the lecture.

Refreshments will be served afterward in the McNamara Atrium

©2015 photo by John Zich

Abstract: Over the past few decades, astronomers have for the first time identified the major constituents of the universe. Unexpectedly, the universe hardly resembles what we thought only a couple of decades ago. The universe is filled with dark matter more abundant than ordinary matter and dark energy that is causing a runaway acceleration. Theory is not yet able to explain this unexpected universe. New giant telescopes planned for the next decade are likely to reveal more surprises. In her lecture, Professor Freedman will describe these recent advances.

View the event POSTER and BROCHURE pg1 & pg2.

Click HERE for more information about Professor Freedman

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Professor Freedman will also give the Physics and Astronomy Colloquium on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 3:35 p.m.
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