15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
Welcome to the 2014 CAP Congress! / Bienvenue au congrès de l'ACP 2014!

Dark Matter: What Do We Know From Cosmology?

19 Jun 2014, 09:15
C-301 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)


Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) (R1-10) Cosmic Frontier: Cosmology - PPD-DTP / Frontière cosmique: cosmologie - PPD-DPT


Dr James E. Taylor (University of Waterloo)


The dark matter problem exists at the junction of three fields, observational cosmology, high-energy theory, and experimental physics. The first two motivate us to seek a new particle, in addition to those in the Standard Model; the last is our best hope for pinning down its true nature. In this talk I will review what we know about dark matter from astrophysical observations of the cosmic microwave background, clusters of galaxies, individual giant or dwarf galaxies, and other systems, and what we may hope to learn in the future. I will also mention briefly some of the classes of dark matter candidates, and experimental tests specific to each of them.

Primary author

Dr James E. Taylor (University of Waterloo)

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