Lyman Spitzer Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Astrophysics, Spitzer-Cotsen Fellow of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, Princeton University
Renee talks to cosmologist Joe Zuntz.
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-death-of-the-universe-renee-hlozek The shape, contents and future of the universe are all intricately related. We know that it's mostly flat; we know that it's made up of baryonic matter (like stars and planets), but mostly dark matter and dark energy; and we know that it's expanding constantly, so that all stars will eventually burn out into a cold nothingness. Renée Hlozek expands on the beauty of this dark ending. Lesson by Renée Hlozek, animation by Giant Animation Studios.
Renee Hlozek says there are vital clues about the fate of the Universe waiting to be discovered -- clues 13 billion years in the making. This light has been travelling towards the Earth, formed shortly after the Big Bang. Working with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) collaboration in South America, Hlozek measures the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation to see what this light can tell us about the Universe we live in now -- and how long it may last. News,Super,Videos,BBC,Future,Science,Environment,How,To,Predict,the end,universe,Ultimate Fate Of The Universe (Literature Subject),British Broadcasting Corporation (Business Operation),Fox,Ufo,End,Abc,Energy,Space,Alien,Halloween,Shop,UFO (Musical Group),Operation (Game),Extraterrestrial Life (Cryptid Classification),How-to (Media Genre),Aliens,Rocky,Mountain,Pet,Beginning,World,Inc,Costume,Moon,Until
South African cosmologist working to better understand the initial conditions of the universe – the tiny fluctuations that grew to be the large structures we see today, such as galaxies.
I love filled pasta of all kinds, but think that the best part of any meal has to be the dessert, whether it be ice cream (my dream is to make a GIANT baked alaska) or anything bruléed. All topped off with some dessert wine.
A funny story about me:
It will come as no surprise when meeting me that I love to talk. And talk. But this hasn't always been accepted by those in charge of my education and development. My very first report card as a 6 year old had marks assigned for learning to swim. I got the lowest grade, with the comment "Renée would be better at swimming if she stopped talking, and actually started swimming!." Thankfully I learned to do swim in the end.