Abstract: The majority of matter in the universe is nonluminous and of unknown composition. It has been dubbed ‘dark matter’ for these reasons. The dark matter problem is one of the most pressing problems in both particle physics and astrophysics. This talk will provide an overview of the study of dark matter from a particle physics perspective. The evidence for the existence of dark matter will be reviewed, and the motivations for particle models of dark matter will be discussed. The talk will conclude with a description of experimental and observational searches for dark matter, including nuclear recoil searches, cosmic ray signals, and production in particle colliders.
Please join us this Tuesday, June 7th for our next presentation in our PEGASUSSummer Seminar Series.
Our next speaker is Fred Sage, who researches particle dark matter and how to find it.
There will be cookies and refreshments served beforehand at 3:00 pm in the lounge.
Title: An Overview of Dark Matter Phenomenology