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.