10th Kaczmarczik Lecture
"The Dark Side of the Universe"
University of Chicago and National Science Foundation
Thursday, December 1, 2004
Main Building Auditorium
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The sky is filled with hundreds of billion galaxies, all lit up by their stars. Stars account for less than one percent of the material in the Universe, and galaxies are held together by a new form of matter - dark matter - that accounts for 1/3 of the stuff in the Universe. The other 2/3 exists in an even more mysterious form - dark energy - and is causing the expansion of the Universe to speed up, rather than slow down.
High School Open House Program:
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Main Building Auditorium
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Department of Physics Open House
Brief presentations on Biophysics, Astrophysics, Computational Physics, Condensed Matter, Nonlinear Dynamics, Particle Physics, etc. An excellent opportunity for high school students to visit our laboratories and meet in person with our internationally recognized researchers.
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Reception
About the Kaczmarczik Lecture
Paul Kaczmarczik began his career as a Professor of Physics at Drexel University in 1953. A key player in building the Physics and Atmospheric Science Department, he made important contributions to teaching at Drexel University during his many years of service. Well-liked by both his colleagues and his students, Professor Kaczmarczik became Professor Emeritus in 1989. The Kaczmarczik Lecture Series was established in 1995 in honor of Professor Kaczmarczik. It brings to Drexel outstanding scientists to present lectures on topics at the cutting edge of Physics research.