Cosmology: Recent Results and Future Prospects

Cosmology: Recent Results and Future Prospects | Matias Zaldarriaga

Matias Zaldarriaga, Professor, School of Natural Sciences
Institute for Advanced Study
September 24, 2010

In this talk, Professor Matias Zaldarriaga discusses the development of the modern study of cosmology, beginning with the discovery of the expansion of the Universe by Edwin Hubble, through current efforts to map the cosmic microwave background, test ideas about the initial conditions of the Universe, and explain the accelerated expansion of the Universe.

The lecture was part of the Institute for Advanced Study’s celebration of its eightieth anniversary, and took place during the events related to the Schools and Mathematics and Natural Sciences.