Sep 25 – 30, 2023
Protea Hotel King George
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Dark Matter: Looking beyond the Lamppost

Sep 26, 2023, 4:15 PM
Regency Room (Protea Hotel King George)

Regency Room

Protea Hotel King George

Invited Talk Physics Research Astrophysics and Cosmology


Jacques Pienaar (The University of Chicago)


From astrophysical observations we conclude that about 27% of the universe consists of cold dark matter. Current theories of the exact nature of particle physics candidate for dark matter, provide several avenues for detection of this missing component of our Universe. Experimental efforts to directly verify the particle nature of this component of the Universe have been underway for more than two decades and continue to diversify as detection eludes us. I will present an overview of the most well motivated experimental efforts to detect dark matter candidates, as well as future detection prospects.

Abstract Category Astrophysics & Cosmology

Primary author

Jacques Pienaar (The University of Chicago)

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