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Dark Matter Wanted

Fri., Oct. 23, 2015 3:00 p.m. - Fri., Oct. 23, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Location: CL 317

Abstract: The Universe started with the Big Bang. We continue to see the consequences of this spectacular event every time we look up to the night sky. But how are we able to study an event that happened 13.8 billion years ago? What does this event have to do with our present and our future? Why do we need to throw things such as dark matter or dark energy in the mix? How can particle colliders, dealing with the smallest known building blocks of matter, help understand the largest thing we know - the Universe itself?
I will try to answer some of these questions and present some results my collaborators and I have obtained in the last few years.

Speaker: Dr. N. Kolev, Department of Physics, University of Regina