Singapore Mathematical Society

Public Lecture


Microwave Background

New Ideas about the End of Time




Assoc Prof. Brett McInnes


M42: Wisps of the Orion Nebula

Semeis 147: Supernova Remnant


2 Aug '03


10 am


Lecture Theatre 25

Faculty of Science

National University of Singapore

NGC 1818: A Young Globular Cluster

Abstract: Traditionally, cosmologists envisioned essentially two possible ways in which the universe could end: either in a Big Crunch, in which the universe is squashed, or a Big Freeze, in which the universe expands forever. The recent revolution in cosmology, founded on the astounding discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, opened up a whole new range of exciting possibilities, some of which have only recently been discovered. Some of these new ways for the universe to end are so strange that they are literally unimaginable


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