Everything we see in the Universe makes up only a paltry 4%. The rest is ‘dark’ – we know remarkably little about it other than what we call ‘Dark Energy’ is causing the expansion of the Universe to accelerate, and ‘Dark Matter’ is holding galaxies like our own Milky Way together. Scientists think that Dark Matter is everywhere, streaming through you as you read this right now! Understanding the nature of Dark Matter is one of the most important scientific missions of our time. UK researchers are at the forefront of Dark Matter research: modelling its impact on cosmology in N-body simulations; mapping its distribution with weak lensing studies; seeking direct detection in highly sensitive detectors buried deep underground; searching for signatures of Dark Matter annihilations in space; and even trying to produce some new Dark Matter at the LHC.
Professor Jocelyn Monroe will be talking at the symposium about the global impact from Dark Matter research.
This Halloween is Dark Matter Day and we will hear the latest advances in Dark Matter research from some of the leaders in the field: Dr Andrew Pontzen (UCL), Prof. Henrique Araujo (Imperial College London), Prof Jocelyn Monroe (Royal Holloway University of London), and Prof. Malcolm Fairbairn (King's College London); hosted by the chair of the Dark Matter UK (DMUK) Consortium, Dr Chamkaur Ghag (UCL).
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Lunch: The first 40 registrants are invited to have lunch with the speakers
2:00 PM - Talks Begin
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Dark Matter in the Cosmos (Dr. Andrew Pontzen, UCL)
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Theories of Dark Matter (Prof. Malcolm Fairbairn, King's)
3:00 PM - 3: 30 PM - Searching for Dark Matter (Prof. Henrique Araujo, Imperial)
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Global Impact from Dark Matter Research (Prof. Jocelyn Monroe, Royal Holloway)
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM - Break
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM - Panel Q&A (led by Dr. Chamkaur Ghag, UCL)
5:00 PM End