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Untangling the Cosmos

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Barth Netterfield
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Toronto

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SYMPOSIUM   Past event


Untangling the Cosmos

How Research is Changing Our Understanding of the Universe


Victoria M. Kaspi
Department of Physics
McGill UniversityGEU_MarkChen

Mark C. Chen
Department of Physics
Queen’s UniversityBio Outline

Moderator: Jay Ingram
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Discovery ChannelGEU_HaraldPfeiffer

Harald P. Pfeiffer
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
University of TorontoGEU_ScottRansom

Scott Ransom
National Radio Astronomy ObservatoryGEU_MatthewDobbs

Matt Dobbs
Department of Physics
McGill University

The nature of our universe is one of the great questions of our time. Today scientists are making progress in answering some of the biggest puzzles of our cosmos, such as: What is the origin of the universe and how did it evolve? How do its components, such as stars, black holes and galaxies, form and evolve? What are the laws that govern this evolution? This research has, in turn, revealed exciting new insights into fundamental physics and physical laws.

Join CIFAR and the Ontario Science Centre on May 17, 2017 for a symposium that will take you on a journey to unravel some of the greatest secrets of the universe. Moderated by Jay Ingram, the symposium features leading Canadian and international researchers in astronomy and cosmology. They will discuss major recent breakthroughs in understanding, and explore areas where research is pushing the boundaries to answer some of astronomy’s deepest questions.  

This event is an affiliate event of Innovation 150, celebrating ideas, ingenuity and innovation for Canada’s 150th year.

Presentations by Fellows in CIFAR’s program in Cosmology & Gravity and other academic leaders in astronomy and cosmology.


Gilbert Holder
Department of Physics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“The most incomprehensible thing about the Universe is that it is comprehensible.”
— Albert Einstein


Daryl Haggard
Department of Physics
McGill UniversityJ Richard Bond

J. Richard Bond
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
University of TorontoReneeHlozek

Renee Hlozek
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics
University of Toronto



Luis Lehner
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics May 17, 2017

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Rd, Telus Conference Room
Toronto, Ontario


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Lars Bildsten
Department of Physics
University of California, Santa Barbara

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