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Golden Webinars – Joseph Silk – "The Future of Cosmology"

Golden Webinars – Joseph Silk – "The Future of Cosmology"

The ‘Golden Webinars in Astrophysics’ series seeks to bring forefront research in astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology to the public in the English and Spanish language. Our speaker of the Golden Webinar on October 2nd, 2020 was Joseph I. Silk.

[07:05] – beginning of the presentation
[46:51] – beginning of the Q&A

Dr. Silk is one of the world’s leading experts in theoretical cosmology, dark matter, galaxy formation and cosmic microwave background. He has conducted important early work on inhomogeneities in the cosmic microwave background and how they are influenced by density fluctuations in the matter of the early universe, in particular by a damping effect that has become known as “Silk damping”. He has also made pioneering advances in understanding the nature of dark matter, and explored novel indirect methods for its detection which have inspired large-scale experiments with newly-developed telescopes. His studies of galaxy formation and his work on the dynamics of mass loss and the feedback mechanisms from star formation and evolution formed a highly significant basis for subsequent work in this important field. In 2019 he won the Gruber Prize for this pioneering work on the infant universe.

The panel of the October 2nd, 2020 ‘Golden Webinar’ consisted of:
• Joseph Silk – speaker
• Patricio González – interpreter, patricio.gonzalez.interprete@gmail.com
• Thomas H. Puzia – co-host, faculty at the Institute of Astrophysics (IA)
• Evelyn Johnston – co-host
• Alejandro Clocchiatti – faculty at IA (Institute of Astrophysics)
• Rolando Dünner – faculty at IA
• Jorge Alfaro – professor of physics at the Institute of Physics
• Max Bañados – dean of the faculty of physics at our university
• Enrique Paillas – graduate student at IA
• Leopoldo Infante – Director of Las Campanas Observatory
• Joel Primack – Distinguished Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz
• Daniel Schaerer – Professor at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Geneva
• Ricardo Acevedo – Q&A manager, outreach team IA
• Daniela Fernandez – Q&A manager, outreach team IA
• Carol Rojas – Q&A manager, head of outreach Las Campanas Observatory

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