Discussion Group on Dark Matter(s)

Discussion Group on Dark Matter(s)
2017 Event | 2017 | Laboratory of Dark Matters | UCL Institute of Education Room 417, Committee Room 1 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL |

Event Overview

Laboratory of Dark Matters

From the beginning of time to this day, Dark Matter has played a magnificent role in the evolution of the Universe. This discussion group, framed between science art and literature, aims to explore the multiple facets of this mysterious form of matter. Three selected pieces of text will be presented as examples of the impact of the dark and elusive in how we perceive physics, culture and everyday life. The evening will encourage the open discussion between participants on the individual texts, but also aim to identify the differences and similarities in the pieces’ attempt to capture the subject. Refreshments will be provided and the pieces of text can be accessed via links on Eventbrite.

The texts for discussion will be:

Symmetry Magazine: The origins of dark matter.

From the primordial soup of the Big Bang to freeze-out and the WIMP miracle.

Chantal Faust: Dark Matters a specially commissioned essay for Laboratory of Dark Matters

This event will launch a beautiful publication of this text which will be available to participants

Kader Attia: The Loop

Planetary Computing (Is the Universe Actually a Gigantic Computer?)

About Laboratory of Dark Matters

Laboratory of Dark Matters is a response by artists to scientific investigations into the unknown nature of the universe. Through a programme of exhibitions, workshops, talks and discussions it invites everyone driven by curiosity to explore fundamental questions about matter and consciousness. We have joined together with staff and students involved in dark matter research at UCL and Boulby Underground Laboratory to invite the public to explore with us ways of thinking about the mysteries of the universe and our relationships to unknown phenomena.
 

When & Where

  • Oct 31, 2017
  • 18:30 - 20:45
  • Location: University College London

    UCL Institute of Education Room 417, Committee Room 1 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL.

Registration End Date

  • Oct 31, 2017,12:00 am

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