Abstract

Historically, astronomy has always been about light. Light from distant stars, galaxies and so forth. However, over the last few decades, researchers have come to think that the vast majority of the ‘stuff’ making up the universe does not emit any light whatsoever and so is unseen. This presentation will focus something called dark matter, an exotic substance researchers now think dominates the mass of every single galaxy in the universe, including our own.It will discuss evidence supporting the existence of dark matter, and talk about how scientists around the world today are currently trying to directly detect dark matter through a range of highly sensitive experiments around the globe.

Details

Talk Number PIRSA:07050092
Speaker Profile Damian Pope