The Dark Side of the Universe
By Jess D'Amico in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 7, 2007 5:18PM
Everything we theoretically know and can see comprises only 5% of the universe. At least that's what they tell us. They also tell us that the rest of the universe is mostly a mystery, a mystery explained away as "dark;" dark matter holds it together, and dark energy pushes it apart.
Astrophysicist Rocky Kolb (the mustachioed man to the right), is part of the "they," and he's presenting a discussion on the new frontier of cosmology, explaining some of these "dark" issues, at the Newberry Library tonight.
The presentation doesn't start until 6:15 p.m. but we suggest showing up for the 5:30 p.m. reception, so you can compare with fellow attendees how we used to view the universe throughout the centuries with how we perceive it now. It should prove scintillating cocktail chatter.