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From the Big Bang to the Multiverse and Beyond
A famous cosmologist and the person who coined the term “dark energy,” Michael Turner, will make a virtual visit to the University of Minnesota Duluth Planetarium. Turner, director of the Kavli Institute of Cosmological Physics, will present a lecture live from the University of Chicago via a new projection system at UMD’s facility that allows a full-dome presentation from anywhere in the world.
Turner’s presentation is titled, “From the Big Bang to the Multiverse and Beyond.” While he will not be there physically, he will be able to take questions from the audience.
The UMD Planetarium is planning for this to be one of many events connecting visitors to planetariums around the world. The cost to attend is $5 for the public and $3 for students with I.D.
The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium is part of UMD’s Swenson College of Science & Engineering. The college has about 3,100 undergraduates and 220 graduate students and is home to ten academic departments, as well as the Large Lakes Observatory, the UMD Air Force ROTC program and the Iron Range Engineering program. SCSE connects students with hands-on research opportunities through its collaboration with multiple research institutions and area businesses.