CASPER/Physics Colloquium to Focus on the Universe

March 29, 2010

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Baylor University's department of physics and Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER) will co-host a colloquium featuring Dr. Wolfgang Rindler, professor of physics at the University of Texas at Dallas.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Rindler's lecture "The New Cosmos" at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, in room E.125 at the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) on the Baylor campus. A reception will be held prior to the colloquium at 3:40 p.m. in room D.311 at the BSB.

Rindler will discuss Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Alexander Friedmann's theories of the Universe, along with the current research about the Universe and why there is life in it.

Rindler received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Liverpool University in Liverpool, England and his doctorate from Imperial College in London.

Some of Rindler's research interests include the study of horizons in cosmology, the toy-black-hole wedge in flat spacetime, the application of spinors and twistors in general relativity and the novel phase space representations of the Friedman cosmologies. From his research interests, Rindler published two books, Relativity: Special, General, and Cosmological and Spinors and Spacetime.

For more information, contact Dr. Anzhong Wang, professor of physics at Baylor, at (254) 710-2276.

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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