AstroNight: Dark Matter Day

AstroNight: Dark Matter Day

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Join AstroMcGill for a special AstroNight panel discussion to celebrate Dark Matter Day. Three McGill researchers will discuss their hunt for the mysterious stuff that makes up most of the matter in the Universe and answer your questions about dark matter.

The panelists:

Dr. Jonathan Cornell is a postdoctoral fellow at McGill. He works on WIMP dark matter theory and the phenomenology of direct dark matter searches.

Dr. Ben Zitzer is a postdoctoral fellow at McGill. He works on the indirect detection of dark matter using the VERITAS gamma-ray observatory.

Dr. Andreas Warburton is an Associate Professor at McGill. He works on dark matter searches using the ATLAS detector on the Large Hadron Collider.

About AstroMcGill

AstroMcGill was founded in 2011 by an enthusiastic group of undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. It serves as the education and public outreach (EPO) branch of the astrophysics group within the Physics Department at McGill University and the McGill Space Institute, in Montreal, Quebec.We are excited to host a special Dark Matter day event to showcase the awesome dark matter-related research that goes on at McGill University.

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When & Where

  • Oct 27, 2017
  • 19:00 - 20:30
  • Location: McGill University, McIntyre Medical Building

    3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, QC H3G 1Y6, Canada.

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