Golden Webinars – James E. Peebles – "The Expanding Universe – Discovery and Evidence"

The ‘Golden Webinars in Astrophysics’ series seeks to bring forefront research in astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology to the public. Our first speaker during the Golden Week of Webinars (8-12 June 2020) was James E. Peebles, who is Albert Einstein Professor of Science at Princeton University.

Dr. Peebles works on physical cosmology and has made important theoretical contributions to primordial nucleosynthesis, dark matter, the cosmic microwave background, and structure formation. In 2019, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions.

The panel of the June 8th, 2020 ‘Golden Webinar’ consisted of:
• James E. Peebles – speaker
• Patricio Gonzales – interpreter
• Thomas H. Puzia – co-host, faculty at IA
• Evelyn Johnston – co-host, postdoc at IA
• Gaspar Galaz – director of the Institute of Astrophysics (IA)
• Max Bañados – dean of the Faculty of Physics
• Ignacio Sanchez – rector of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
• Alejandro Clocchiatti – faculty at IA
• Nelson Padilla – faculty at IA
• Ezequiel Treister – faculty at IA
• Felipe Barrientos – faculty at IA
• Hernan Quintana – faculty emeritus at IA
• Adam Riess – faculty at Johns Hopkins University / Space Telescope Science Institute – Nobel Prize in Physics 2011
• Giuseppe D’Ago – postdoc at IA
• Cristobal Moya – graduate student at IA
• Simon Angel – graduate student at IA
• Ernesto Camacho – graduate student at IA
• 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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