Public Lecture by Edward Kolb

Published Nov. 17, 2023

Members of the public are invited to lecture by University of Chicago astrophysicist.

As physicists from around the Midwest gather for the American Physical Society’s (APS) annual Prairie Section meeting, the society and Mizzou invite the public to a lecture by Edward Kolb, Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics the University of Chicago.

Despite an intimidating CV, Kolb is among a small circle of experts — including names such as Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking and Richard Feynman — who excel at communicating the ideas behind modern physics to those outside the scientific community.

Kolb’s lecture will shed light on the dark matter holding galaxies together and the dark energies behind the expansion of our universe — a universe Kolb insists is not the exclusive domain of his academic cohort.  

“It’s not my universe. It’s not just the scientists’. It’s your universe too!” says Kolb.

The public lecture will take place 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in room 126 of the Physics Building. Following the lecture, attendees are invited to visit the Laws Observatory.