MELBOURNE, FLA.—Hakeem Oluseyi, Florida Institute of Technology assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Space Sciences will present “The Creation” Oct. 28 in the latest installment of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Public Lecture Series. The free presentation will be held on campus from 8 to 9 p.m. in the F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, Room EC118. Weather permitting, rooftop public star viewing will follow.
Modern physics and cosmology assert that the universe sprang forthfrom nothing. Oluseyi’s talk answers the question, “What exists?” andexamines what we know about each of these entities,what we don’t know about them, the forefront ideas of how each mayspring from nothing, and the current searches to understand theseentities and their origins.
Oluseyi’s research interests include astrophysics, cosmology and technology development. He earned bachelor’s degrees in physics and mathematics from Tougaloo College, and master’s and doctoral degrees in physics from Stanford University. In January 2007, Oluseyi joined the faculty of the Department of Physics and Space Sciences at Florida Tech.
The F.W. Olin Engineering Complex is located on West University Boulevard. For more information, call (321) 674-7207or visitwww.fit.edu/aapls.