#392 The Big Bang, Seconds After Dr. Dan Hooper

Oct 19, 2019 | Blog Posts

The Big Bang, Seconds After – Dr. Dan Hooper

Smithsonian Associates Inside Science Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m your host Paul Vogelzang, and this is show number 392. Today’s show is brought to you by MintMobile.

As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Inside Science series, we’re speaking today to Dr. Dan Hooper. Dr. Dan Hooper, senior scientist and head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Dr. Hooper is with us today to discuss the discoveries about how our cosmos evolved over the past 13.8 billion years. Knowing full well that there remains a critical gap in our knowledge: we still know very little about what happened in the first seconds after the Big Bang.

Dan Hooper tells us how we are using the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments to re-create the conditions of the Big Bang and to address mysteries such as how our universe came to contain so much matter and so little antimatter. Could these tools enable us to discover the nature of dark matter and how it was formed in our universe’s first moments? Can we lift the veil on the era of cosmic inflation, which led to the creation of our world as we know it, and the sheer advances of the science of cosmology over the last century?

Of course, that was our guest today, scientist, cosmologist, and best selling author Dan Hooper, reading from his new book, At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe’s First Seconds
Please join me in welcoming via internet phone to The Not Old Better Show, Dr. Dan Hooper.

My special thanks to MintMobile. And, my special thanks to Dr. Dan Hooper for joining me today, and please check out The Not Old Better Show web site for more details about Dr. Dan Hooper’s Smithsonian Inside Science event on Oct. 29, 2019, at the Freer Gallery of Art. And, of course, my thanks always to the wonderful Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show. The Not Old Better Show. Talk About Better. Thanks, everybody.

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