Public lecture by Jeff Weeks
Time: Monday Aug 5. at 18:00 -
Chairman: Sadayoshi Kojima
Location: Great Hall (Juhlasali), Main building of the University.
Address: Aleksanterinkatu 5.
When we look out on a clear night, the universe seems infinite. Yet this infinity might be an illusion. During the first half of the presentation, computer games will introduce the concept of a “multiconnected universe”. Interactive 3D graphics will then take the viewer on a tour of several possible shapes for space. Finally, we'll see how recent satellite data provide tantalizing clues to the true shape of our universe.
The only prerequisites for this talk are curiosity and imagination. For students age 12 and up, people interested in astronomy, and families and friends of Nevanlinna Colloquium participants. The presentation is very visual, so younger students with only basic English may nevertheless understand the main ideas.