[PAST EVENT] Physics Colloquium

April 27, 2012
4pm - 5pm
Small Hall
300 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location

The hunt for physics beyond the standard model at the LHC is in full swing. We already know of the existence of (at least) one new particle that is not in the standard model, dark matter. The existence of dark matter was first inferred from astrophysical observations and later confirmed by cosmological measurements. There is considerable ongoing effort to see the effects of dark matter, which makes up the majority of the matter in our galaxy, in a more terrestrial setting. I will outline what is, and what is not, known about dark matter, and explain how we may soon learn a lot more, as well as explaining how the conventional search
methods can be complemented by searches at the LHC, and elsewhere.