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Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

The Search for Dark Matter's Interactions with Matter

Itay Yavin
Perimeter Institute

Friday, January 18, 2013
1:30 PM @ Stirling A

Abstract:

Much of the matter in the universe is missing from our account of the basic particles and forces in the universe. What is dark matter? In this talk I will begin by reviewing the current world-wide efforts to detect dark matter's collisions with normal matter in the laboratory - also known as "direct detection". I will then discuss some of the outstanding claims for detection and propose several ways to remedy the current confusing situation. Finally, I will focus on some recent theoretical ideas and their experimental implications.