Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Dark Matter Day Public Talk on Monday, October 23rd 2017

Dark Matter Day on Monday, Oct 23, 2017

Date: Monday, October 23 2017
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Stirling Auditorium, Queen's University, 64 Bader Lane, Kingston, ON

Abstract:

There are still many puzzles in our Universe to be solved, but few are quite as puzzling as dark matter. The invisible matter doesn’t glow or absorb light, yet it makes up 85% of all matter in the Universe! Luckily, astronomers and physicists from all over Canada are on the case. From the first evidence of dark matter observed in faraway galaxies to the cutting-edge instruments right on the verge of detecting it for the first time ever, this is your chance to get a dynamic overview of the history of dark matter, why it matters, and what we’re doing to find it! The Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre in collaboration with the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (University of Toronto) will be hosting a public talk featuring several astronomers and physicists performing cutting-edge research on the subject of dark matter. You'll also have the chance to speak one-on-one with Queen's researchers taking part in SNOLAB's search for dark matter. Learn about how their experiments are bettering our understanding of the Universe, and get a Halloween treat!