The Ohio State University at Newark

Explore Evolution of the Universe at Free Ohio State Newark Lecture

NEWARK, OH, Jan. 12, 2018—Take the ultimate 13.8 billion year journey to explore the universe through cosmic messengers: photons, neutrinos and gravitational waves. Join The Ohio State University at Newark Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Michael Stamatikos, Ph.D., on a cosmic journey through time as he presents, “Cosmic Messengers,” on Thursday, Jan. 18, 7-8 p.m., Founders Hall room 1101, 1179 University Drive, Newark, Ohio. This free event is family friendly and open to the public. RSVP online here.

Discover how cosmic messengers have helped reveal the age, size, structure, composition and dynamics of the cosmos. Learn how the best theories, based upon independent lines of observational evidence, converge to the ironic precision of knowing that 95 percent of the universe is actually unknown.

Stamatikos was widely recognized for his work on Swift, a NASA satellite mission that was ranked the best science mission in its class in two consecutive NASA biennial senior reviews. He will also serve as chief science officer at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology, where he will oversee a new $1.4 million SciDome planetarium being built on The Works’ campus, 55 S. 1st Street in downtown Newark. The 2,200 square foot facility will house a 30 foot tilted dome with 4K digital projection and NanoSeam™ technology and theater-style seating for 60 guests. Completion is anticipated in June 2018. This dynamic educational partnership will bring state-of-the-art fulldome simulations and interdisciplinary programs to the public as well as Ohio State Newark students.

The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s inclusive of diversity, challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors. It’s where learning comes to life. Research, study abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.