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Frontiers of Astronomy November Lecture

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Andrew Liddle, professor of physics and director of the Astronomy Centre, University of Sussex, United Kingdom, will present the next Frontiers of Astronomy Community Lecture on November 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the IfA Manoa auditorium. His lecture will be "The Era of Precision Cosmology."

Recent astronomical observations have led to precision measurements of several amazing properties of our Universe. One of these is that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating rather than slowing down. In his talk, Liddle will give an overview of our emerging understanding of the cosmological properties of the Universe, while explaining that much of the physics underpinning it has yet to be understood.

Liddle is the author of about 150 scientific papers and two textbooks. He is fond of traveling and eating out, but has discovered that these activities are not entirely compatible with caring for a two-year-old daughter.