Physics @ Berkeley
Events in Physics
Title: Dark Matters    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 09/28/2009
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 1 LeConte
Speaker: Joseph Silk
Affiliation: University of Oxford

One of the greatest mysteries in the cosmos is that it is mostly dark.  Astronomers and particle physicists today are seeking to unravel the nature of this mysterious, but pervasive  dark matter  which has profoundly influenced the formation of structure in the universe. I will describe  the complex interplay between galaxy formation and dark matter detectability  and review recent attempts to measure particle dark matter by direct and indirect means.