The title of the lecture - "What Happened Before There Was Light? The Universe's First Moments and the Big Bang" - will focus on recent developments in physics and cosmology that might shed light on how the universe emerged. Wyman is a specialist in cosmology, which is the science of how the universe started and how it is structured, and has published several articles in this area.
A native of Lake Charles, Wyman received three bachelor's degrees from McNeese in English, math and physics, his doctorate in physics from Cornell University and postdoctoral work at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the University of Chicago and currently New York University.
Wyman has won numerous awards for his research, including a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a NASA Graduate Student Research Fellowship.
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