What is the universe? How did it begin? How will it end?
In this talk, Dr. Wendi Wampler will introduce Big Bang Theory, the prevailing cosmological model describing the beginning and evolution of the observable universe. She will describe the timeline of events that occurred in the earliest moments, along with the evidence we have to support our models. Finally, Dr. Wampler will outline the possible fates of our universe along with their implications.
Dr. Wendi Wampler is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering at Central Oregon Community College. She graduated from Purdue with a degree in chemical engineering in 2004. Dr. Wampler returned to Purdue to get her bachelors and then doctorate in physics, with a focus in both astrophysics and physics education in 2013. Since then, she has been teaching algebra and calculus-based physics courses at the community college level, where she enjoys the instructional freedom, small class sizes, and working with non-traditional students.