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Large Scale Cosmic Flows: Sliding Down an Incline

April 25, 2012 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Presenter 
Hume Feldman, University of Kansas
Location 
Building 362, Room F108
Type 
Seminar
Series 
Abstract:
New ways of analyzing observations of distances to galaxies reveal that our local patch of the Universe is undergoing a high-speed motion in apparent contradiction to the standard cosmological model. There are also hints that this flow continues on much larger scales. I will discuss the observations, analysis and consequences of the flow and possible local and global causes for it.