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

State of the Art of Searches for Dark Matter

Jun 18, 2014, 9:30 AM
30m
C-112 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)

C-112

Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) (W1-7) Cosmic Frontier: Dark Matter - PPD / Frontière cosmique: matière sombre - PPD

Speaker

Prof. Viktor Zacek (Université de Montréal)

Description

Astronomical observations of galaxies, clusters of galaxies and studies of the large scale structure of the Universe show convincing evidence of the existence of dark matter (DM). However our understanding of its nature and its non-gravitational properties is still lacking. We will review the basic properties of dark matter, discuss the strategies employed for its observation and give an overview of the state of the art of ongoing direct and indirect dark matter experiments. Particular emphasis will be given to the discussion of recent intriguing results in this vibrant field of research.

Primary author

Prof. Viktor Zacek (Université de Montréal)

Presentation materials