The Real Life Search for Dark Matter

Saturday 10:00am

Panelists:
Prof. Matthew Szydagis  

The elusive dark matter particle has eluded direct detection for decades. A common feature in Star Trek episodes, usually appearing in the form of a concentrated nebula, we will discuss the real science behind dark matter, what we think it could really be, and what its properties would be. We will talk about the world-leading detector technologies based on different crystals and fluids for detecting dark matter in colliders, underground, or in space.

Radisson Hotel Albany 205 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205 October 27, 2018 The elusive dark matter particle has eluded direct detection for decades. A common feature in Star Trek episodes, usually appearing in the form of a concentrated nebula, we will discuss the real science behind dark matter, what we think it could really be, and what its properties would be. We will talk about the world-leading detector technologies based on different crystals and fluids for detecting dark matter in colliders, underground, or in space. October 27, 2018