Natural Science Colloquium Will Discuss Cosmology and Bolometric Detectors

October 13, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University will host a natural science colloquium on Friday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. in room C101 of the Center for Natural Science Learning and Research (201 E. Beecher St., Bloomington).

The event is free and open to the public.

The speaker, Professor Paul L. Richards from UC Berkeley, will give a presentation titled “Measures of the Cosmic Microwave background: A Major Science Driver for the Development of Bolometric Detectors.” Richards is a pioneer in the field of cosmological observations.

According to the event host, Thushara Perera, assistant professor of physics, “Cosmology is the branch of physics that concerns itself with how the universe began and how it continues to evolve.”

For more information, please contact Chair and Professor of Physics Narendra Jaggi at (309) 556-3418.

Contact: Allegra Gallian, ’09, (309) 556-3181