How the First Things in the Universe Came About
and How They Ended Up Within Us
with Tom Abel, Professor of Physics
and Director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology, Stanford
Monday, October 5, 7:00PM
PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco
Join us for a fascinating journey through the early Universe using the latest computer animations of early star formation, supernova explosions, and the build-up of the first galaxies.
Dr. Abel’s work has shown that the first luminous objects in the universe were very massive stars shining one million times as brightly as our Sun. They died quickly and seeded the cosmos with the chemical elements necessary for life. One star at a time, galaxies started to assemble just one hundred million years after the Big Bang, and they are still growing now. Computer simulations of these events use the physics of dark matter, of ordinary atoms & molecules, and of expanding space to deliver remarkable insights into the early history of the cosmos.