The dark side of the Universe

Professor Kazuya Koyama

Professor Kazuya Koyama

A Professor of cosmology will discuss the development of our understanding of gravity at a free public lecture at the University of Portsmouth tonight.

Professor Kazuya Koyama from the University’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation will explain the exciting challenge facing modern scientists 100 years since Einstein proposed his theory of gravity.

Professor Koyama said: “In 1916, Einstein put forward his general theory of relativity and revolutionised our concepts of time and space. Tests of gravity in the Solar System have confirmed general relativity with exquisite precision, and modern technology, such as the GPS system you may use every day in your phone or car relies on the theory.

“In 1998, astronomers made a surprising discovery that the Universe is expanding at an increasing rate. Is this due to some mysterious “Dark Energy”, or is Einstein’s theory itself in error on cosmological scales?”

The free lecture is on Wednesday 24 January from 6 – 7pm and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Please book tickets via Eventbrite.

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