Physics @ Berkeley
Events in Physics
Title: Confronting The Dark Energy Crisis In Fundamental Physics    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 03/30/2009
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 1 LeConte
Speaker: Chris Stubbs
Affiliation: Harvard
Details:

The discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe has precipitated a crisis in fundamental physics. Dark Energy, which drives the apparent gravitational repulsion between regions of empty space, poses a major challenge to our understanding of the interface between gravity and quantum mechanics. I will describe projects, both under way and in the planning stages, that are designed to improve our understanding of the Dark Energy problem.