Science in the City at SMU takes participants to the dark universe


DALLAS (SMU) – Science in the City is a free, family-friendly public event series that connects the Dallas-Fort Worth community with local researchers working at the frontiers of their field. SMU partners with The Dallas Morning News and other research and educational institutions every year to share the great science and technology occurring on our campus.

This year, Jodi Cooley and Stephen Sekula, who are both physics professors at SMU, explained the nature of gravity using the simple idea of a trampoline. They also illustrated why objects in space such as planets or stars are attracted to one another. And why it is that we can “see” black holes, even though their pull of gravity is so strong that even light can’t escape it. Learn about these and other fascinating facts in our dark universe by watching this video.