Here we have a new talk from the Royal Institution by a Nobel Prize winner and a leading cosmologist Adam Riess. Other speakers include Lucie Green — a space scientist based at UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics, Risa Wechsler — an astrophysicist and a professor at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology and Dr. Renée Hlozek — the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Astrophysics in at Princeton University.
Adam Guy Riess is an American astrophysicist at Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute and is known for his research in using supernovae as cosmological probes. Riess shared both the 2006 Shaw Prize in Astronomy and the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics with Saul Perlmutter and Brian P. Schmidt for providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. In this talk, Riess and his colleagues discuss the current status quo of cosmology, focusing in particular on dark energy and dark matter.