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WIMP hunting: the search for dark matter

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19:00 – 20:00 13 May 2015
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The Heap Lecture Theatre, Kedleston Road Campus, Derby University, DE22 1GB

Most of the matter in the Universe is invisible. This dark matter is
also exotic, made of new elementary particles. I will describe the
observational evidence for dark matter, on scales ranging from
individual galaxies to the entire Universe. One of the best dark
matter candidates are WIMPs, Weakly Interacting Massive Particles. I
will explain how WIMPs arise in particle physics models designed to unify
the fundamental forces. WIMPs can be detected directly, via their
rare interactions with conventional matter, or indirectly, via the
gamma-rays and anti-matter produced when they annihilate. WIMPs can
also be produced at the LHC. I will conclude by describing
these experiments, which are poised to detect dark matter.

6:30 refreshments
7pm start.

To book your place please register at https://www.iopconferences.org/iop/731/home

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Sponsored by: Professor Anne Green of Nottingham University
Organised by: Derby Centre
Contact details: If you have any questions about the event or your booking, please email Alex Milligan email: Alexandra.Milligan@rolls-royce.com.

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19:00 – 20:00 13 May 2015
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