Seeing the Invisible: Why do we think dark matter is there and how do we find it?

Seeing the Invisible: Why do we think dark matter is there and how do we find it?
2017 Event | 2017 | Seeing the Invisible: Why do we think dark matter is there and how do we find it? | Ogden Centre, West Durham University, South Road |

Event Overview

Seeing the Invisible: Why do we think dark matter is there and how do we find it?

Experience an exhibit about dark matter put on by cosmologists, particle physicists and artists from Durham University: Why do cosmologists think it is there? How are physicists searching for dark matter? How does it help to shape the universe that we can see?

Seeing the Invisible: Why do we think dark matter is there and how do we find it?

About Seeing the Invisible: Why do we think dark matter is there and how do we find it?

The event is coorganized by the Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC) and Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP) at Durham University, which are part of the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics.The ICC specializes in modelling the formation of structure in the universe using supercomputer simulations. ICC researchers also play a leading role in a number of international survey projects which aim to produce unprecedented maps of the Universe with the goal of pinning down the nature of dark energy, such as the European Space Agency’s Euclid mission and the U.S.-led Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument survey.The IPPP is the national institute for particle physics phenomenology – the bridge between theory and experiment in the study of the tiny building blocks of all matter in the Universe and of the fundamental forces that operate between them. Among other things, we investigate the nature of dark matter and how to describe it with particle physics models. We also study ways to detect and identify this elusive type of matter using underground experiments. http://www.icc.dur.ac.uk/; https://www.ippp.dur.ac.uk/; https://www.dur.ac.uk/; http://ogdencentre.dur.ac.uk/; Twitter: @DarkerMatters @IPPP_Durham. Contacts: davidg.cerdeno@gmail.com; c.m.baugh@durham.ac.uk,

Organizer contact information

Email: davidg.cerdeno@gmail.com

 

When & Where

  • Oct 31, 2017
  • 18:00 - 21:00
  • Location: Ogden Centre, Durham University

    Ogden Centre, West Durham University, South Road.

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