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Colloquium: The Hunt for Dark Matter

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Colloquium by Rouven Essig (Stony Brook University)
When
26 September 2013 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where
117 Osmond Laboratory
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(814) 863-9595
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Dark matter makes up 80% of the matter in our Universe, but we have yet to learn its identity. Astrophysical probes are becoming powerful enough to inform us on some of its fundamental properties and a wide array of experiments are probing its non-gravitational interactions with ordinary matter. In this talk, I will review the astrophysical evidence for dark matter and give a broad overview of current and future direct and indirect detection experiments, as well as collider probes. I will also discuss some of the hints for dark matter at currently running experiments.

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