March 2019: Dark matter: what is it, and how are we going to find it?

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Talk by Professor Alex Murphy, Professor of Nuclear & Particle Astrophysics at the University of Edinburgh

“Copious astronomical evidence indicates that an invisible material, fundamentally different from that which makes up the stars and planets, dominates the matter of the Universe. This ‘dark matter’, is the target of numerous particle astrophysics experiments. Not only is it critical to astronomy, but the inability to describe this material in terms of any of the known fundamental particles makes it also of central importance in particle physics. So what is the evidence for this strange material? What might it be? And how are we going to find it?”

This is our regular monthly meeting. Meetings are held monthly and are open to members and non-members. Admission is free and visitors are always welcome.

Also at our meetings:

  • What’s in the night sky this month
  • Overview of astronomy and space news
  • Occasional member presentations