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Mario Livio: Galileo and the Science Deniers (in conversation with Tobias Marriage)


Join us for an evening to celebrate the paperback launch of Mario Livio's Galileo and the Science Deniers, which was selected by The Washington Post and Science News as one of the "Best Books of the Year." Mario will be in conversation with Tobias Marriage.

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Prof. Mario Livio is an internationally known astrophysicist, a best-selling author, and a popular speaker. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published more than 500 scientific papers on topics ranging from Dark Energy and cosmology to black holes and extrasolar planets. Dr Livio is also the author of seven popular science books, including "The Golden Ratio" (an International Bestseller for which he received the "Peano Prize" and the "International Pythagoras Prize”) and "Brilliant Blunders,” which was a national bestseller.

Tobias Marriage is an Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins University Department of Physics and Astonomy. His research interests lie in cosmology and astrophysics with an emphasis on the cosmic microwave background (CMB). His research activities include millimeter-wave instrumentation, fieldwork, and analysis. Marriage played a major part in building the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT), a mm-wave telescope 5,000 meters above sea level in Chile that studies fine angular-scale structure in the CMB. He and his group continue to work with ACT data and other datasets to study galaxies and galaxy clusters. Marriage is now a Co-PI of the Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor (CLASS) project. CLASS is an array of telescopes designed to measure the CMB polarization on the largest angular scales over a broad range of frequencies. The primary goal of CLASS is to detect and characterize the expected gravitational waves from inflation via the induced B-mode polarization pattern in the CMB. CLASS also measures when the first stars formed (by constraining the optical depth to reionization) and searches for large angular scale polarization anomalies that could provide new insights beyond the current cosmological paradigm.

 

 

 

 

 

Event Details

TIME & DATE
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 6:30pm

LOCATION

The Ivy's Back Patio, 5928 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209


by Dr. Radut