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
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