There’s a ghost haunting our cosmos, and scientists are determined to find it. Dark matter warps distant starlight and enables galaxies to rotate at unfathomable speeds, yet is completely invisible to traditional detectors. In fact, scientists only know that dark matter exists because of its massive gravitational pull on ordinary matter. To catch this stealthy stuff, scientists must become a little more creative with how they search for it.
On 31 October, join us to learn more about this ghostly matter which makes up about 85 percent of the universe’s mass. Scientists from the CAST (CERN Axion Solar Telescope) experiment at CERN will give you a glimpse into their search for dark matter. It will be the occasion for us to celebrate #DarkMatterDay!
Host: Sarah Charley
Scientists: Konstantin Zioutas, Theodoros Vafeiadis and Dieter Hoffmann
When & Where
- Oct 31, 2017
- 15:00 - 16:00