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Most of us have heard of black holes and supernovas, galaxies and the Big Bang. But few of us understand more than the bare fact about the universe we call home. What is really out there? How did it all begin? Where are we going? Award – winning astrophysicist and Professor of Physics at Princeton University, Jo Dunkley will trace the evolution of the Universe from the Big Bang fourteen billion years ago, past the birth of the Sun and out planets, to today and beyond. She will explain cutting – edge debates about such perplexing phenomena as the accelerating expansion of the universe and the possibility that our universe is only one of many.

Jo Dunkley is a Professor of Physics and Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. Her research is in cosmology, studying the origins and evolution of the universe. Her main projects are the Atacama Cosmology Telescope and the Simons Observatory. She also works on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.

She has been awarded the Maxwel Medal, the Fowler Prize, the Rosalind Franklin award and the Phillip Leverhulme Prize for her work on the Cosmic Microwave Background, and shared the Gruber Prize and the Breakthrough Prize with the WMAP team.

The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7pm. Copies of Jo’s book, ‘Our Universe: An Astronomer’s Guide’ will be available for purchase and signing after the event.