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Physics and Astronomy

Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

3:30 PM, Friday, October 24, 2008
Room 155, Chem-Phys Building

Dr. Dan Hooper
Theoretical Astrophysics Group
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Direct and Indirect Searches For Particle Dark Matter (the discovery era begins)
For seventy years, evidence has steadily grown that much of the Universe's mass is non-luminous. Still today, however, we have not identified what makes up this mysteriously dark substance. Many experimental programs that hope to change this are underway, including deep underground detectors, gamma-ray telescopes, neutrino and anti-matter detectors, as well as particle colliders. Each of these efforts are searching for clues of dark matter's identity. With the new technologies needed to observe these particles rapidly developing, the hunt to discover dark matter's identity is well underway.

Refreshments will be served in CP 155 at 3:15 PM