San Joaquin Valley Town Hall presents Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe by Alex Filippenko on February 19, 2014 at the William Saroyan Theatre. He is the Richard & Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences and one of the world's most highly cited astronomers. In 2009 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and he shared part of the Gruber Cosmology Prize in 2007. He has won the top teaching awards at UC Berkeley and has been voted the "Best Professor" on campus a record 9 times. In 2006 he was selected as the Carnegie/CASE National Professor of the Year among doctoral institutions, and in 2010 he won the ASP's Emmons Award for undergraduate teaching. He has produced five astronomy video courses with "The Great Courses," coauthored an award-winning textbook, and appears in numerous TV documentaries including about 40 episodes of "The Universe" series. For more information and tickets visit valleytownhall.com.