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Dark Matter

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18:30 – 19:30 1 Mar 2011
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Surface Science Research Centre, Liverpool University L69 3DR

Speakers: Dr. Phil James

Dark matter is central to our current view of the universe. It is generally assumed to be the dominant contributor to the mass of the universe (if not the mass–energy), it controls the large-scale kinematics of galaxies and it plays a key role in the formation of all objects from dwarf galaxies to superclusters of galaxies. Dark matter cosmologies have achieved widespread (but not universal) acceptance but all is not well with dark matter: some properties of galaxies refuse to behave as expected, and there is still no clear laboratory-scale detection of dark-matter particles.
Dr James will discuss the current situation of dark matter from an observational astronomer’s point of view, with particular reference to the properties of nearby galaxies and he will look to the future of dark-matter research

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Merseyside Branch
Contact details: Email: A.Newsam@astro.ljmu.ac.uk

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