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Behind the scenes of the Universe - from the Higgs to Dark Matter

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20:00 – 21:30 28 May 2014
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the Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS

Speakers: Gianfranco Bertone

Our understanding of the Universe is going through a revolution which is far from over.
An extraordinary discovery in the late 20th century shook the foundations of cosmology and particle physics; the Universe is filled with an unknown, elusive substance that is fundamentally different from anything we have ever seen with our telescopes or measured in our laboratories. It is called dark matter, and it constitutes one of the most pressing challenges of modern science.
There is now a worldwide race to identify the nature of this mysterious form of matter with the LHC at CERN and astroparticle experiments underground and in space aiming to help us understand what makes up a large part of our Universe. Gianfranco Bertone will take us through the far-reaching implications of this discovery, using ideas and concepts from art and literature.

Booking can either be made online via the links or by phoning 020 7409 2992.

Event type: Event
Organised by: The Royal Institution
Contact details: Booking can either be made online via the links or by phoning 020 7409 2992.

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20:00 – 21:30 28 May 2014
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