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This mysterious substance is accelerating the expansion of our Universe

Join an Oxford cosmologist in an animated exploration of dark energy

Produced in partnership with Science at Pioneer Works

Cosmologist Pedro Ferreira is a Professor in Astrophysics at the University of Oxford. He sat down with Massive Science to discuss the nature of dark energy, a substance that drives the acceleration of the expansion of the universe, but which is supremely mysterious.

What we call dark energy is...something. And I don’t want to say more than that. 

If you’re interested in hearing more, check out the Scientific Controversies event at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn on Nov 27, 2018. Astrophysicist Janna Levin will moderate a conversation between Pedro Ferreria and Columbia University physicist Rachel Rosen.