Ta-You Wu Lecture

The University of Michigan's Department of Physics hosts the annual Ta-You Wu Lecture, which is one of the most prestigious lecture events in our Department. The Lectureship was endowed in 1991 through generous gifts from the University of Michigan Alumni Association in Taiwan. It is named in honor of Michigan Physics alumnus and honorary Doctor of Science, Ta-You Wu, one of the central figures of the 20th century in the Chinese and Taiwanese physics communities.

2014 Ta-You Wu Distinguished Lecturer

Wendy Freedman

Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Chicago

Wednesday October 22, 2014
4:15 P.M.

 1800 Chemistry Building Auditorium
University of Michigan Central Campus

Directions to 1800 Chemistry Building

Please join us for a coffee and cookie reception prior to the lecture, beginning at 3:30 PM. 
The reception will be held in the atrium outside of 1800 Chemistry Auditorium.

The Universe: Continuing Surprises

Over the past few decades, cosmologists have for the first time identified the major constituents of the universe. Surprisingly, the universe hardly resembles what we thought only a few decades ago. The universe is filled with dark matter that is not visible and energy that permeates all of space, causing its expansion to speed up with time. New giant telescopes planned for the next decade are likely to reveal more surprises.  In her lecture, Professor Freedman will describe these recent advances.

Biographical sketch for Professor Wendy Freedman (coming soon)

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