Faculty Research Seminars
Faculty Research Seminars - This talk series is aimed at first-year students. These talks are designed to give an overview of research in the department.
Mondays, at 12 PM, in TAAC 41. Bring your lunch!

Past Faculty Research Seminars
DateTalk TitleSpeaker
February 5, 2015Hunting for Dark MatterDan Hooper
January 15, 2015TBAMichael D. Gladders

January 15, 2015 | TAAC 67 | 12:00 PM

Hunting for Dark Matter
February 5, 2015 | TAAC 67 | 12:00 PM
Dan Hooper

Although dark matter seems very likely to be made up of some new variety (or varieties) of particle, the detection of these particles has been elusive. That being said, we are currently in a very data rich period, allowing us to test an unprecedented fraction of proposed dark matter models. We'll discuss the main techniques being pursued to test the WIMP hypothesis, and assess the current state and future of research in dark matter.