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Art of Science: Gravitational Lensing – The Cosmic Spectacles

November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST

In this science outreach series, scientists present different scientific topics to the general public in a laid back atmosphere in an art gallery.

The November 2018 event:
Gravitational Lensing – The Cosmic Spectacles
Presented by Prof. Chihway Chang
University of Chicago
(full abstract below)
Presentation begins at 8 pm

Free event!

Exciting science, art and socializing
Donation bar
Vegan snacks

Agitator Gallery is at 1112 N. Ashland Ave., south of the intersection with Division St.
Easily accessible by the blue line (Division stop), as well by the Ashland Ave. (#9), Milwaukee Ave. (#56) and Division St. (#70) buses.
Some street parking is available.

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Gravitational Lensing – The Cosmic Spectacles

Gravity bends light, in a similar way to a wine glass on the dinner table distorting the light of a candle behind it. This phenomenon is called gravitational lensing. For cosmologists, this is one of the most straightforward ways to measure the distribution of “stuff’’, or mass, in the Universe.
Professor Chang will describe several different types of gravitational lensing and present results from some current experiments.


November 15, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
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Hosted by Yoav Kashiv


1112 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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