Café Sci to examine the search for dark matter
Pioneer in dark matter to discuss compelling mystery
The Carnegie Center will be hosting Dr. Katherine Freese as part of Café Scientifique. Dr. Freese is one of today’s foremost pioneers in the study of dark matter. The event will be held on September 1, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. as Café Sci presents “The Cosmic Cocktail”.
Dr. Katherine Freese is the author of a newly published book, "The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter" which documents the search for the secret of dark matter.Freese, the George E. Uhlenbeck Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan, will speak about that journey.
In the known universe, everything is made up of atoms including bodies, air and planets yet it makes up only 5% of all the energy and matter in the cosmos. The rest (known as dark matter or dark energy) is unknown. Freese will recount the search for dark matter while fusing science with her own insights on the subject.
Following her talk, the book will be on sale and Dr. Freese will be available for book signings.
The evening includes time for informal discussion, eating, and drinking. Admission is free, and food and drinks are available for purchase. Doors open at 6 pm.
For more information and to RSVP, visitCarnegieScienceCenter.org or call (412) 237-3400.
About Carnegie Science Center
Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes, and off-site education programs.
About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. Annually, the museums reach more than 1.2 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.