UofT AstroTour: The Expanding Tension in Modern Astronomy

The Expanding Tension in Modern Astronomy
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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for the November AstroTour! Victor Chan, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, will be sharing his expertise on cosmology!

Experiments in astronomy have improved enough in recent years for us to have a profound understanding of the Universe's origin and evolution, but what happens when scientists' results conflict with each other? The measurement of the current expansion rate of the Universe is one such source of 'tensions' in modern astronomy. In this public talk, I will guide you through a journey of drama, excitement, and grief as we walk through the history of this scientific debacle.

Victor Chan is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. He first started graduate school with a deep hatred for statistics, but now all of his research is deeply rooted in the application of statistical methods for cosmology. In his spare time, he likes taking naps, playing RPG video games, and talking about how much he wants a cat.

After the talk, join us for telescope observing (weather dependent), and other astronomy activities! This portion of the event will be in McLennan Physical Laboratories (60 St George St).

8:00pm-9:00pm: Lecture
9:00pm-10:00pm: Telescope Observing and Planetarium Shows

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Not required
Organized by: U of T Graduate Astronomy Students Association. AstroTours are generously supported by the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto.
Location: University of Toronto, Bahen Centre for Information Technology (Room BA1160), 40 St George St, Toronto