Physics & Astronomy - Colloquium - Prof. Savvas Koushiappas, Brown University

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Physics & Astronomy - Colloquium - Prof. Savvas Koushiappas, Brown University

Title: "Dark Matter in the Cosmos -- Are We Close to Discovery?"

Friday, January 22, 2016
3:30pm-4:30pm
Wilder 104
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Abstract: Searching for something that we don’t really understand is very difficult. This is certainly the case with dark matter, a problem that has been around in physics for more than 30 years. After many years of predictions, experimental developments and innovations, we are now at an epoch where we begin to test the hypothesis of dark matter that interacts with gravity and could potentially interact via other forces. I will give an overview of the status of the field and discuss the complementarity of current experimental probes. In addition, I will show that cosmology and the intricate particle physics underlying large scale structure play a key role in any potential interpretation of a dark matter signal. 

 
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Tressena Manning
603-646-2854

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