We are excited to announce the inaugural public talk for the Evans Visiting Scholar Program, by Dr. Alex Drlica-Wagner, June 12 at 7 pm, CalIT2 Auditorium.
Dark Matter and Tiny Galaxies
Dark matter is a mysterious component of Universe that possesses roughly six times more mass than all of the ordinary matter we are familiar with. Over the last century, astronomical observations have strongly motivated the existence of dark matter; however, we still know relatively little about it. One way that we can learn more about dark matter is by studying the smallest and darkest galaxies. These galaxies contain hundreds of times more dark matter than ordinary matter, thus making them unique laboratories for studying this mysterious substance. In this talk, I will present the evidence for the existence of dark matter and discuss how tiny galaxies can help us understand the dark side of the Universe.
Dr. Drlica-Wagner is the Schramm Fellow in Particle Astrophysics at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and is working on characterizing a whole new class of tiny galaxies which orbit around our own Milky Way.
Please RSVP at this link.
The Department of Physics & Astronomy and Center for Cosmology is pleased to host Dr. Drlica-Wagner as a long-term visitor thanks to generous support from John and Ruth Ann Evans.