Phys Seminar: Big Bangs and Little Bumps: The Story of Dark Matter
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Title: Big Bangs and Little Bumps: The Story of Dark Matter

Speaker: Peter Fisher (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Date/Time: March 25, 2015 Wednesday at 13:40

Place: Sabancı University, FENS L045

Abstract:
Dark Matter was first uncovered about eighty years ago through
observations of the motion of galaxies in a large galactic cluster.
Since then, astronomers and particle physicists have tried to learn
what dark matter is, but we have mostly learned what dark matter isn’t.

The first part of the talk will focus on how we came to know what we
do know about dark matter and the second part will explore the new
experiments both on Earth and in space.

Bio:
Prof. Peter Fisher is a professor in the Physics Department and
currently serves as department head. He carries out research in
particle physics in the areas of dark matter detection and the
development of new kinds of particle detectors. He also has an
interest in compact energy supplies and wireless energy transmission.
Prof. Fisher received a BS Engineering Physics from Berkeley in 1983
and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from Caltech in 1988.

contact: İsmet İnönü Kaya iikaya@sabanciuniv.edu