Webinar: Euclid – discovering the dark side of the universe

The following webinar will be devoted to the probably biggest question of the current science. The question of what our universe is from.

We don’t know about the vast majority of the universe. 95 percent of the universe is made up of dark matter and dark energy. What is dark matter and energy is an open question that we are still unanswered.

Wednesday’s webinar will be about an ambitious explorer of dark matter and energy, the upcoming European Space Agency mission Euclid. Benjamin Joachimi from University College London will open the window to the world of this mission.

Featured Image credit: ESA/ATG medialab (spacecraft); NASA, ESA, CXC, C. Ma, H. Ebeling and E. Barrett (University of Hawaii/IfA), et al. and STScI (background)

What will the lecture be about:

95% of the mass in the universe is invisible, it does not send any signals that astronomers can pick up. How then do we examine these major components of our model of the universe? ESA’s Euclid mission will launch a new space telescope, currently under construction, to explore more than a billion distant galaxies to reveal subtle traces left by dark matter and dark energy. This lecture will provide an overview of the Euclid mission and the science associated with it.

About the lecturer:

Benjamin Joachimi is an Associate Professor of Astrophysics at University College London. In 2010, he received his doctorate from the University of Bonn, Germany. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh, Scotland, he joined academic staff at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCL in 2013. Benjamin is a cosmologist focusing on the use of large galaxy surveys. Research in this group ranges from the processing of state-of-the-art survey data for modeling astrophysical and cosmological signals to the application of modern concepts of statistics and machine learning. Benjamin has been working on the ESA Euclid mission for more than ten years. For his work, he has received an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship, a Royal Astronomical Society Fellowship, and a RAS Winton Award.

The lecture will be teleconferenced via Zoom at

Date and time of the event: Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 15:00

You can ask questions via slido, event code #78794.

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