General Seminars

Searching for dark matter

by Joseph Silk (Oxford University)

Friday, 13 June 2014 from to (Europe/Bucharest)
at Măgurele ( National Library of Physics )
Description
One of the greatest mysteries in the cosmos is that not only is the night sky dark, but also most of the matter in the universe is dark. For every atom visible in planets, stars and galaxies today there exists at least five or six times as much "Dark Matter" in the universe. Astronomers and particle physicists today are seeking via precision experiments to unravel the nature of the mysterious dark matter which has profoundly influenced the formation of structure in the universe. I will describe various attempts to probe dark matter.