The universe falls up?! Find out at next ‘After Thoughts,’ featuring Fencl

Physics Prof. Heidi Fencl will delve into what’s been called “the greatest mystery of modern astronomy” Tuesday, March 5, headlining the third After Thoughts session of the year with a talk titled, “The Universe Falls UP?! Dark Energy and the Accelerating Expansion of Everything.” The evening event in the Weidner Center’s Grand Foyer begins at 5 p.m. with a time to socialize, network and enjoy hors d’oeuvres before Fencl’s talk at 5:45. “Dark energy, an as-of-yet unknown source of energy, seems to be accelerating the expansion of the universe,” Fencl said. “In this talk, I will highlight the history that leads us to understand such an energy exists, and what it means for our understanding of the universe.” For more details on Fencl’s talk, including ticket info, check out our full news release.