Saturday Morning Physics
Into the Dark: The Long Term Future of Our Dying Universe


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  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 05/21/2005
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location: 170 & 182 Dennison Building

  • Adams Lecture 05/21/2005
  • Description: What will happen when the Universe burns out? We will examine the evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe itself over time scales that greatly exceed the current cosmic age. After several trillion years, the supply of interstellar gas grows depleted, and the galaxy loses its stars. As the galaxy disperses, dark matter particles annihilate keeping the old stellar remnants warm. On longer time scales, black holes lose their mass as they emit Hawking radiation. After the largest black holes have evaporated, the universe slowly slides into darkness. Or does it?

    Detailed Information
    All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.

    Contact Information
    For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437