Seminar: The Dark Universe
Less than 4% of our Universe is made up of regular matter - the type that makes up you, the Earth, the planets and the stars. The rest is 'dark' and invisible but we know that it is there. By using one of the world's best telescopes I will tell you how we've directly witnessed the ongoing cosmic battle between two strange entities from the dark side, unveiling the largest ever maps of dark matter in our Universe. It's very widely believed that our final understanding of the Dark Universe is going to have to invoke some new physics, something that will forever change our view of the Universe.
Tea and doughnuts available from 4pm.
This seminar is part of the University's Innovative Learning Week.
Our General Interest Seminars are an opportunity for distinguished speakers to present new research in physics and related areas. The material presented is suitable for undergraduate level upwards and all members of the School are welcome to attend..