UC Berkeley astronomer to speak to RFO

When UC Berkeley astronomer Dr. Alex Filipinko brings his knowledge of space into the Robert Ferguson Observatory Fall series, the stars will line up for amateur astronomers next month.

Filipinko, one of the world’s most famous astrophysics, will give a talk on the origins and nature of dark energy at the Pineer High School Arts Center in Santa Rosa on Friday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Philippenko was the only member of the Supernova Cosmology Project and the super-Z supernova search team that used astronomical observations to determine the rapid expansion of the universe and the existence of the dark forces within it. Nobel Prize in Physics for Team Leaders. Discovery In 1998, he was awarded the highest scientific achievement in the journal Science and was awarded the 2015 Basic Outcome Physics Award.

Robert Cableson, executive director of the Robert Ferguson Observatory at Schalloff Ridge State Park, said he was “delighted” to welcome the speaker to the series.

“We are honored to spend time away from our busy schedule as it will be an unforgettable evening for our members and guests,” Cable said.

Filipeko has produced five astronomical video courses, entitled “Great Courses,” and the award-winning astronomy textbook, which has appeared in more than 120 television documentaries. Filipinko was nominated nine times as the “Best Professor” on the US Berkeley Campus, and in 2006 was named the Case / Carnegie National Professor of the Year among medical institutions.

Filippenko’s presentation to the RFO discusses research and future discoveries that are expanding over time, rather than slowing down the expansion of the universe.

“We expected gravity to slow down the expansion of the universe,” Filipinko said in a press release. However, the universe seems to be dominated by a mysterious, abominable “dark force” that spreads rapidly and rapidly.

He said the evidence for accelerating space was “very strong.”

“Because the physical origin and nature of the dark forces are not understood, this may be the most important unresolved problem in all physics, which provides clues to integrated quantum theory,” said Filipinko.

A spectator working for the Valley Observatory’s Charity Valley applauded Filipinko for his support.

When the RFO arrived earlier this year to request assistance to help the RFO return to the RFO in the event of a CVD, fire and related closure, interruptions and loss of income (RFO). , Alex did not hesitate to sign as an alternative speaker to raise money for the RFO, ”said Cable. He even offered to waive any talk fees to further support the RFO.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at rfo.simpletix.com. Vaccination confirmation is required for all ticket buyers (or negative test results within 72 hours of preparation). All in-person ticket sales revenue supports RFO programs, services, documents and equipment, and the online streaming sales department also supports the Spark Center at Piner High School, where there is a research-level telescope and a full-fledged planetarium. The school’s young scientists and astronomers. Pinner High School is located on 1700 Fulton Street in Santa Rosa.

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