Looking Back at the First Three Minutes

Professor Michael Ogilvie, Department of Physics, Washington University
October 27, 2018 at 10:00 am
52 McMillan
Event Description 

In 1977, the Nobel prize winner Steven Weinberg published The First Three Minutes. This award-winning book was an early indication of the close relationship that would develop between astrophysics and particle physics in the coming decades. We will explore Weinberg’s timeline of the first three minutes of our universe, filling in all the new physics since its publication: dark matter, dark energy, the quark-gluon plasma, the electroweak phase transition and more.