Dark Matters

Date: 
Monday, September 28, 2009 - 4:30pm
Location: 
1 LeConte Hall
Author/Speaker: 
Affiliation: 
University of Oxford
Public Lecture: 
Yes
Webcast: 

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.