Event Information

Start Date:2017/05/17
Start Time:9:00 am
End Time:4:30 pm
Location:Ontario Science Centre 770 Don Mills Rd, Telus Conference Room Toronto, Ontario

“The most incomprehensible thing about the Universe is that it is comprehensible.”
— Albert Einstein

The nature of our universe is one of the great questions of our time. Today scientists are making progress in answering some of the biggest puzzles of our cosmos, such as: What is the origin of the universe and how did it evolve? How do its components, such as stars, black holes and galaxies, form and evolve? What are the laws that govern this evolution? This research has, in turn, revealed exciting new insights into fundamental physics and physical laws.

Join CIFAR and the Ontario Science Centre on May 17, 2017 for a symposium that will take you on a journey to unravel some of the greatest secrets of the universe. Moderated by Jay Ingram, the symposium features leading Canadian and international researchers in astronomy and cosmology. They will discuss major recent breakthroughs in understanding, and explore areas where research is pushing the boundaries to answer some of astronomy’s deepest questions.  

This event is an affiliate event of Innovation 150, celebrating ideas, ingenuity and innovation for Canada’s 150th year.

Tickets: $15 | Students: Free with valid Student ID
Free parking before 9am



For more information, please contact IdeasExchange at ideasexchange@cifar.ca

Presentations by Fellows in CIFAR’s program in Cosmology & Gravity and other academic leaders in astronomy and cosmology.









Photo of Jay Ingram


Jay Ingram Daily Planet, Discovery Channel
Photo of Lars Bildsten

Lars Bildsten University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Physics
Photo of J. Richard Bond

J. Richard Bond University of Toronto, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
Photo of Mark C. Chen

Mark C. Chen Queen's University, Department of Physics
Photo of Matt Dobbs

Matt Dobbs McGill University, Department of Physics
Photo of Daryl Haggard

Daryl Haggard McGill University, Department of Physics
Photo of Renee Hlozek

Renee Hlozek University of Toronto, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics
Photo of Gilbert Holder

Gilbert Holder University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Physics
Photo of Victoria M. Kaspi

Victoria M. Kaspi McGill University, Department of Physics
Photo of Luis Lehner

Luis Lehner Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics,
Photo of Barth Netterfield

Barth Netterfield University of Toronto, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Photo of Harald P. Pfeiffer

Harald P. Pfeiffer University of Toronto, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
Photo of Scott Ransom

Scott Ransom National Radio Astronomy Observatory,

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