Observations beginning more than 80 years ago have led to the contemporary and shocking revelation that more than 80 percent of the matter in the Universe is something we’ve never seen before. We will show why Dark Matter is not a Mirage and plays a critical role in the development of the Universe’s structure including our own galaxy. Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) constitute a popular candidate for dark matter since they can naturally account for the observed abundance of dark matter. While WIMPs appear to interact with atomic nuclei very rarely, their collisions may deposit detectable energy in a detector. For over three decades, many experiments have used a wide variety of strategies to search for WIMPs. And yet, despite substantial effort, WIMPs remain undetected. More sensitive experiments will soon come online. We will describe the advanced detection technologies that will give us the potential to discover dark matter.
About University of South Dakota
Organizer contact information
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Joel.Sander@usd.edu
Phone: 605-677-6124, 605-677-3966
When & Where
- Oct 30, 2017
- 18:30 - 21:00
University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD.
Registration End Date
- Oct 30, 2017,12:00 am