This talk will discuss what we know about the Big Bang and how we learned it. Professor Carlstrom will also discuss the new questions being asked about the origin of the Universe and the experiments being pursued to answer them, peering back to the beginning of time.
John Carlstrom is a Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, and Deputy Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics. He is one of the leaders of observational cosmology, exploring the origin and structure of the universe. He is the recipient of many awards, including the 2004 Magellanic Gold Medal and the 2015 Gruber Prize in Cosmology.
This public lecture is a part of the conference of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics on March 3-5, 2017. See https://sitp.stanford.edu/conferences/new-horizons-inflationary-cosmology