When Big meets Small
Speaker: Dr. Yvonne Wong
Discover the connection between cosmology and particle physics!
Physical cosmology is the study of the structure and dynamics of the universe on the largest scales. Particle physics, on the other hand, is the study of elementary particles and their behaviours on subatomic scales. Yet, these two seemingly disconnected branches of physics come together in the hot and dense environment in the first moments after the birth of the universe. In this talk I will explain how the physics of the tiniest building blocks of nature is inextricably intertwined with phenomena on the largest scales in the observable universe.
Refreshment served from 6.00pm.
Dr. Yvonne Wong is a senior lecturer in the School of Physics at UNSW Australia. Yvonne recieved her Bachelor of Science with Honours and PhD from the University of Melbourne. She went on to do postdoctoral work at the University of Delaware, DESY in Hamburg, the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich, and at CERN in Geneva, and was Junior Professor at RWTH Aachen in Germany before returning to Australia in 2013.
Yvonne's research interests include cosmic structure formation, cosmic microwave background, particle comosology and astroparticle physics.
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