Dr Joe Walding (Dept of Physics, RHUL) – Seeing in the dark: exploring the universe from DEAP underground
For millennia the night sky has intrigued those who took the time to observe it. In the last 100 years we have learnt a great deal about the origin of the universe from the theory of the Big Bang, through to the effects of gravity on the fabric of space-time itself. As early as the 1930s, however, it became clear that we could only observe a small fraction of the universe, just 4% in fact! The hunt for dark matter and the even more mysterious dark energy was on.
Royal Holloway physicist Dr Joe Walding is part of this hunt, working in a lab 2km underground! Come and find out why dark matter is needed to explain the universe around us, and if it is dark, why do we go so deep underground to see it…?
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Introduction by Dr Asher Kaboth (RHUL):