Zaterdag 9 maart
Spreker: Dr. Guadalupe Canas Herrera (ESA)
Euclid: the Dark Universe detective
Our universe is composed mostly by two unknown substances: Dark Matter and Dark Energy. The ordinary matter, that is, the matter we are all composed of (and planets, stars, and galaxies) represents only 5% of our universe. The rest is simply a mystery. If this is not puzzling enough, scientists believe that Dark Matter is responsible of keeping the stars in galaxies together, and Dark Energy fuels the accelerated expansion of our universe. The European Space Agency mission Euclid, that was launched in July 2023, aims to reveal the nature of these mysterious ingredients. In this talk, I will explain what we currently know (or the little we know) about the universe and how Euclid will be a key agent in resolving the mystery.
NB: Deze lezing wordt in het Engels gegeven