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Adelaide Public Lecture: Dark Matter in the Sky and on the Earth

  • 9 Aug 2023
  • 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
  • The University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005

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Adelaide Public Lecture: Dark Matter in the Sky and on the Earth

Learn about dark matter & how we're searching for it with Dr Dipan Sengupta as part of the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip.

By National Quantum and Dark Matter Road Trip

Speaker: Dr Dipan Sengupta

Date: Wednesday 9 August 2023

Time: 5:45 pm: arrival; 6:00–7:00 pm: public lecture and Q&A

Venue: The University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005

This is a FREE event.    Register here

Title: Dark Matter in the Sky and on the Earth

Dark matter is fundamental to our understanding of the structure of the Universe as we know and observe it. From the cosmic background to the formation of galaxies and stars, the evolution of the Universe has been shaped by dark matter. Yet it remains mysterious and a puzzle to us. Deciphering its true nature remains one of the biggest challenges to humankind in the quest to understand our place in the Universe. I will discuss various fascinating aspects in the hunt for discovering the true nature of dark matter. I will also talk about Australia’s role in this endeavour through building new detectors as well as its participation in global cutting-edge research in the field.

Speaker: Dr Dipan Sengupta

Dr Dipan Sengupta is a research associate at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics at The University of Adelaide. He completed his PhD at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in 2014 and has held positions at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France, Michigan State University, USA and the University of California, San Diego, USA. His expertise is in theoretical particle physics and cosmology, and he likes to ponder the deepest questions regarding our place and existence in the Universe and the secrets it holds.

The National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip is bringing all things quantum and dark matter to communities around Australia as part of National Science Week. A team of scientists and science communicators will be visiting schools, libraries, pubs and other community hubs from 7 to 25 August, aiming to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and highlight the potential of quantum technologies and dark matter discovery for the future of our society.

We are very grateful to The University of Adelaide for their support of this event.

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