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University of Michigan astrophysicist to describe 'dark energy' research

Friday, September 17, 2010 8:22 am

It sounds like something that animates an evil empire -- and in fact, so-called dark energy does permeate the entire universe, scientists believe. But this phenomenon is beyond considerations of right and wrong. Instead, it's a force whose mysteries embody fundamental questions about the workings of the universe. Scientists are closer than ever to answering those questions -- and University of Michigan astrophysicist Gregory Tarlé visits Bates College to summarize progress in this effort at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Building, 44 Campus Ave.