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SLAS Regular Meeting
Friday, December 16, 2016 7:30pm
McDonnell Hall, Washington University

Dr. Strange and the Struggle
With Dark Energy
Dr. Michael Ogilvie
Washington University

Dr. Michael Ogilvie will be featured at the December meeting of the St. Louis
Astronomical Society. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM Friday, December 16, in McDonnell Hall, Room 162, on the Washington University campus, Saint Louis, MO 63130. McDonnell Hall is accessible from Forsyth Boulevard via Tolman Way. Yellow zone and street parking are available to the audience.

Dr. Ogilvie describes his lecture in Strange fashion: "Dark energy is a name that is
whispered at scientific conferences. Most of our universe is dark energy, but no one knows what it is. No one knows where it comes from. No one knows what it means for mankind. At times like these, we ask "What would Dr. Strange do?" With Earth's Sorcerer Su- preme as our guide, we will discuss how we know dark energy is real, its possible origins, and how it may determine the ultimate fate of our universe."

Michael Ogilvie is a Professor of Physics and a Fellow of the McDonnell Center for the
Space Sciences at Washington University. His research interests lie in the areas of particle physics and quantum mechanics.

Upcoming Meetings:

January - Peter Plavchan, PhD - The Golden Age of Exoplanet Discovery - MSU
February - Pamela Gay, PhD - Super-Secret Squirrel Stuff - SIU-E
March - Chr istine Floss, PhD -TBA Wash U
April - Kevin Evans, PhD - Weaubleau Impact Structure - MSU
May - Kara Kundert - Cosmic Epoch of Re-Ionization "Skype" - UC Berkeley
June TBA
July: Ryan Clegg-Watkins, PhD - Exploring the Moon from Orbit: Paving the Way for Future Astronaut Explorers - Wash U
August: TBA
September SLAS Collective Solar Eclipse Results
October: Car l Bender, PhD Black Holes and Hawking Radiation Wash U
November: William McKinnon, PhD PLUTO Wash U


Meeting Agenda



Introduction of Officers and Visitors

Main Speaker:  Dr. Michael Ogilvie

Astro 101:  Lynn Hertzberger

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