Speaker Name(s): J. Richard Bond, OC, O.Ont., PhD, FRS, FRSC
Description: A presentation by J. Richard Bond, OC, O.Ont., PhD, FRS, FRSC. University Professor, & Director, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Cosmology & Gravity Program; Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto. About 95% of the Universe is made of the mysterious dark matter that keeps the interiors of galaxies from flying apart and the even stranger dark energy that accelerates the universe at large towards an unknown fate. Learn how such a remarkable conclusion follows from sophisticated cosmic probes, with the weightiest evidence from observations of tiny ripples in the Big Bang's relic photon sea.