Physics scholar to present talk on origins of the universe Feb. 26

Lloyd Knox UC DavisThe Institute for the Science of Origins will welcome Lloyd Knox, professor of physics at the University of California at Davis, for a special lecture, titled “Confirmed Truths and Remaining Mysteries Regarding the Origin of Our Universe.” Knox will present his lecture Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

In his talk, he will trace the history of the “big bang” picture of our origins, clarifying its observational successes and highlighting the remaining questions that drive us toward deeper exploration.

Knox is leading a nationwide team determining the basic parameters of the cosmos from the data recently acquired by the European Space Agency’s Planck satellite.

The event—co-sponsored by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, The Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics (CERCA) and the Department of Physics of Case Western Reserve University—is free for students with an ID and for museum members; all others must pay the price of museum admission ($6 on Wednesday nights).

Watch one of Knox’s previous talks.