The Universe Falls UP?! Dark Energy and the Accelerating Expansion of Everything
One of the biggest news stories in science over the last few years (leading, in fact, to the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics) has been dark energy—an as-of-yet unknown source of energy that seems to be accelerating the expansion of the universe. In this talk, Prof. Fencl will highlight the history that leads us to understand such an energy exists and what it means for our comprehension of the universe.
See the original press release announcing this event.
See Slideshow: Fencl, ‘After Thoughts’ and mysteries of the universe for follow-up coverage and photos of the event.
|Date:||Tuesday, March 5|
|Time:||5 p.m. hors d’oeuvres reception
6 p.m. program
|Location:||Weidner Center Grand Foyer|
Prior to coming to UWGB, Prof. Fencl worked for the UW System for 5 years as founding director of the Women and Science program.
Since earning her Ph.D. in nuclear astrophysics from The Ohio State University in 1992, Prof. Fencl's research has focused largely on physics education. She explored self-efficacy, especially among women, as well as a variety of approaches to emphasize critical thinking, both in and out of classroom.