York University: The Death of a Universe by Dr. Katie Mack (WAITLIST)

The Death of a Universe by Dr. Katie Mack
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

The Big Bang theory tells the story of the beginning of the Universe, our cosmic home for the last 13.8 billion years. But what is the story of its end? Dr. Katie Mack will share what modern astrophysics tells us about the ultimate fate of the cosmos, and what each possibility would entail if there were people there to see it.

Dr. Mack is a theoretical astrophysicist who investigates the connections between the subatomic world and the Universe as a whole, including the mysterious nature of dark matter that shapes the cosmos and everything in it. Her efforts in astronomy outreach have amassed a huge following on twitter (@AstroKatie) and inspired countless young scientists. Dr. Mack will give a 45-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session.

Doors open 6:00pm (lecture begins at 6:30pm)

After the event, there will be a public viewing and tour of the Allan I. Carswell Observatory, which houses the largest university-run telescope in Canada.
Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Tickets: Eventbrite
Organized by: Future Women in Physics and York University Department of Physics & Astronomy 
Location: York University, Accolade East Building, 83 York Boulevard, Toronto, ON