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Michael Crosser "Introduction to the Big Bang Theory"

Michael Crosser, associate professor of physics, will present "Introduction to the Big Bang Theory" during the Linfield College Science Colloquium Thursday, Feb. 28, at 4:10 p.m. in 105 Murdock Hall. The presentation is the second in a five-lecture series focusing on different aspects of astronomy and cosmology.

It has been less than a century since we learned that the universe is constantly expanding. Prior to that, it was assumed to be in a static structure. In this talk, intended for non-scientists and scientists alike, Crosser will explore the fundamental measurements that led astronomers to understand the nature of the universe and to agree on its origins − a model commonly called the Big Bang Theory.