AAPT/SEPS COLLOQUIUMDr. David Chuss, Villanova University\"Exploring the Infant Universe\"Modern cosmological observations have elucidated the history and composition of our universe with remarkable precision. In addition to quantifying the parameters of the Big Bang, these observations imply that in the first tiny fraction of a second, the universe underwent a rapid exponential expansion called \"inflation\" that seems necessary to explain such phenomena as the initial homogeneity, flatness, and large scale structure of the universe.Key contributions to this effort have come from observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the light emitted from the so-called \"Epoch of Recombination\" in which the cooling associated with the expansion of the universe instigated the transition from an opaque plasma to a transparent hydrogen-dominated gas. Recently, the Planck satellite has released the most sensitive large-scale survey of the CMB to date. Beyond Planck, more sensitive measurements of the CMB are planned that will measure polarization with unprecedented sensitivity. The goal of these experiments is to detect and measure a faint polarization pattern that is predicted to be generated by gravitational waves from inflation. In doing so, the next generation of instruments may be able to probe the universe at an epoch when it was as young as ~10^-36 seconds.
Science Center : Science Center 199 - Cunniff Hall
Academic Departments & Programs, Lecture/Talk/ Reading/ Panel, Public Events
In June- July 2014, 20 Scott Associates visited 18 gardens in 11days on a tour of France. Gardens, large and small, modern andtraditional, public and private were visited and will be revisited inthis program; all were exceptional gardens! Come see with ClaireSawyers, director.
Free and open to the public, Travels at 12:30 isan informal way to share what has been seen and discovered in variousgardens and natural spaces both in the United States and abroad. Heldfrom 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema atSwarthmore College.
firstname.lastname@example.org, (610) 328–8025
Lang Performing Arts Center : Cinema
Public Events, Scott Arboretum
An exhibition of works spanning the career of accomplished book artist Robin Price. Books and prints from Price's personal collection were selected to join with the works collected by Swarthmore College Libraries to showcase three decades of work. Price will be here to talk about her works in a Gallery Walk on March 18 at 4:30 pm.
Susan Dreher, email@example.com, 610.328.7324
McCabe Library : McCabe Lobby
Arts & Culture, Exhibit, Library, Public Events, Student Events
Book artist Robin Price leads a gallery walk showcasing her work on display in the exhibition at McCabe Library. The talk will be followed by refreshments.
Susan Dreher, firstname.lastname@example.org, (610) 328-7324
McCabe Library : McCabe Lobby
Arts & Culture, Exhibit, Library, Public Events
Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives inHigher EducationLiliana Rodriguez, Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Development,Swarthmore College
Mary Carr, email@example.com, 610-957-6132
Bond Complex : Bond Memorial Hall