Professor Ibrahim will talk about latest science in the library. Any adult member or stakeholder can take part in this one and half hour session for free.
Topic: The inflationary universe
It is theoretically conjectured that a split second after the big bang, the moment of the creation of space and time, the point-like universe went through a very strange process. For an extremely small fraction of a second, the universe expanded at an unimaginably high speed to a size many times its original size. Then it went back to a much slower normal expansion which is going on even now, after some 14 billion years. That sudden extreme expansion for a very brief period of time is called ‘Inflation'. The marks of this inflation are everywhere in our universe today. Without this conjecture of inflation, it will be impossible to explain the existence of the stars and the galaxies, our solar system, and ourselves too.