The idea of traveling into space and exploring the universe has always attracted and fascinated human beings. Now, take the chance to listen to a Nobel Laureate's view of the future of space travel.
To attend the live stream lecture, in Palmstedtsalen at Chalmers or online, please register
Facts about the Nobel Laureate George Smoot
George Smoot was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2006, together with John Mather, "for their discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation". His research looks back into the infancy of the Universe and attempts to gain understanding of the origin of galaxies and stars.
George Smoot is an experimental astrophysicist engaged in observational astrophysics and cosmology. Smoot’s group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley is observing our galaxy and the cosmic background radiation that is a remnant from the fiery beginning of our Universe.
Information about the lecture
This Nobel Laureate Lecture is brought by Nobel Week Dialogue 2021, arranged by Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg. The lecture is held in English.
An introduction will be held by the President of Chalmers and the President of University of Gothenburg. Moderator is Adam Smith, Chief Scientific Officer at Nobel Prize Outreach.
Coffee and bun will be served from 15.00, for participants onsite.
George Smoot's brief abstract of the talk
"This year, 2021, was a watershed moment in space travel and in the privatization of space. We had private companies ferry astronauts to the Space Station and multiple companies taking tourists to space
or preparing for even more, including one offering trips to the moon and back. This brings up the idea of visits to other planets, both in the solar system and to more distant worlds. Spoiler: tourists will really only be going to near Earth orbit for your extra-long lifetime. However, this tourism and commercial activity is accelerating the pace of human activity in space greatly. This is changing everyone's future."
Lecture Hall Palmstedt, Chalmersplatsen 1, Campus Johanneberg, and online
08 December, 2021, 15:30
08 December, 2021, 16:30