Dark Matter Day at CERN

Dark Matter Day at CERN
2017 Event | 2017 | CERN | Cern, Meyrin, Suisse |

Event Overview


Don’t be afraid of the dark!

Invisible dark matter makes up most of the universe – but we can only detect it from its gravitational effects. Learn from our experts about the experiments and theories that seek to provide us with a deeper understanding of this strange and unknown matter.

The programme for the evening is as follows:

– Introduction: The Dark Matter Cake – Dr. Katharine Leney, Postdoctoral Fellow, CERN
– Film Screening: “The Hunt for Dark Matter”
– Presentation by Wessel Valkenburg, Research Fellow at the Theory Department, CERN to explain the how and why research is carried out on dark matter.
– Q&A session

The presentations and film will be in English, translated simultaneously in French.



About CERN

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles.

Organizer contact information

Email: communication.locale@cern.ch

To register for this event please visit the following URL: https://indico.cern.ch/e/darkmatterday →


When & Where

  • Oct 31, 2017
  • 20:00 - 22:00
  • Location: Globe of science and innovation

    Cern, Meyrin, Suisse.

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