Searching for Dark Matter: SuperCDMS (Cryogenic Dark Matter Search)

Tour/Open House | November 9 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Matt Pyle, Department of Physics

 Science@Cal

What is dark matter? For decades, firm astronomical evidence from observations of stars and galaxies has indicated that most of the matter in the universe cannot be seen directly in telescopes. Instead, this matter must be observed indirectly through its gravitational pull on the objects that we can see. This is how the term “dark matter” was coined…But how do we search for something we can’t see? Explore these questions with a short talk and tour inside the labs of the SuperCDMS (Cryogenic Dark Matter Search) group and the Müller group laser interferometry lab.

This event is presented as part of the Bay Area Science Festival and Dark Matter Day

 All Audiences, Alumni, Children, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

 All Audiences, Alumni, Children, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

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  Registration opens October 23. Register online by November 8

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Bullet Cluster-evidence of gravitational effects of dark matter