Cosmic Evolution, Jun14

The scientific exploration of our origins began in earnest with Copernicus, Galileo, and Darwin. Now, our rich cosmic understanding is detailed and well-tested; it even has far-reaching implications for other aspects of people’s lives, including philosophy, religion, and politics.
UC Berkeley astrophysicist Eliot Quataert will summarize our modern understanding of cosmic origins — from the Big Bang to exoplanets (and even to humans). Dr. Quataert will describe how the universe evolved from its smooth beginnings to its current state, emphasizing how gravity reigns supreme and builds up the galaxies, stars, and planets required for the marvel of biological evolution.

Dr. Eliot Quataert

WHAT: How the Universe Evolved from Smooth to Lumpy
WHO: Dr. Eliot Quataert, Professor of Astronomy & Physics, UC Berkeley
WHERE: Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael [http://www.marinjcc.org]
WHEN: 2017-06-14 — 1:00pm, Wednesday, June 14, 2017
HOW: Co-produced by Wonderfest and the Marin JCC. Please register ($10) by calling 415-444-8000.