In Search of Dark Matter

Speaker: 
David Morrissey (TRIUMF)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2016-09-15 16:00 - 17:00
Location: 
Hennings 201
Local Contact: 
Douglas Scott
Intended Audience: 
Undergraduate

Measurements of the Universe over very large distances suggest that it contains much more matter than can be accounted by conventional forms.  Little is known about what this "dark matter" might be.  In this talk I will discuss the evidence for the dark matter hypothesis, describe some of the most promising dark matter candidates, and explain how current laboratory experiments and astronomical observations are trying to identify it.  I will also describe how tests of dark matter could provide a window on new elementary particles and forces.

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