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17:00 - 18:30 28 March 2015

Light into the dark mystery of the invisible universe


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Jon Butterworth, Head of Physics & Astronomy at UCL, and author of Smashing Physics
Ofer Lahav, Professor of Astronomy at UCL and co-chair of the Dark Energy Survey science committee
Chamkaur Gaug, UCL particle physicist, working on detecting dark matter
Sally Shaw, UCL particle physicist, working on the LUX experiment
Donnacha Kirk, UCL cosmologist, working on projects including the Euclid satellite mission

A panel discussion about the fundamental nature of the Universe, from tiny particles to gigantic clusters of galaxies.

Join us in the greatest adventure ever attempted by modern science. We will be guided by a panel of major detectives who deal with an elusive and colossal ghost that keeps hidden 96% of the entire Universe. We will learn about the Large Hadron Collider, the historical discovery of the Higgs boson and the ambitious underground experiments for the detection of dark matter. On the largest scale we may know if the Dark Energy Survey that has just started, might confirm that Einstein was right even when he said he was wrong. With all this in mind, we ask if our Universe has been fine tuned in order for us to be here or if humankind is inevitable. Please bring these and more questions and ideas for discussion, but be patient, as there may not be answers….yet.

Part of Your Universe festival.


Dr Francisco Diego
+44 (0)79 7491 7878 | fd@star.ucl.ac.uk



Origin of Universe