November 5, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Science Café: The Dark Side of the Universe, Nov. 5

Dr. Doug Clowe

Dr. Doug Clowe

Science Café presents Dr. Doug Clowe on “The Dark Side of the Universe” on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. in the Baker Center Front Room.

Have you ever been curious about what the universe is made of? You’re not alone; it’s one of the biggest mysteries of science. Over the past 20 years, scientists have discovered that only 5 percent of the universe is made out of or

“This is ongoing science. I will discuss the steps that we are going through to try to figure out what this matter is,” says Clowe, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy. “The universe is a mystery. When you think of it as a whole, it’s really big. You see a lot through telescopes, but then you realize that what you are seeing is only 5 percent of the universe. There is so much that we can’t see and currently don’t know what it is.”

Watch on A&S TV.

The event will be live-streamed on Wednesday and archived, and the online audience is invited to submit questions.

Science CafeScience Cafés and Café Conversations are held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Baker Center Front Room. Free coffee is provided for the first 50 people. Both cafés are venues for students to share their interests informally during a conversation exchange in a friendly setting.

The Science Cafe is hosted by Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental and Plant Biology and Vice President of the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi. The two series are sponsored by the Ohio University chapter of Sigma Xi and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Find the Science Café on Facebook and Twitter.

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