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Dark Day at King's College London

King's Building, Strand Campus, London

31 Oct
Dark Day at King's
Dark Matter.

A public talk event about "Dark Matter", the most mysterious matter in the universe. What is it? Where is it? Any hope of catching it?

The shadow is rising... on 31 October …the pain in the faces of people in London and the rest of the UK is unmistakable … the overwhelming amount of dark material saturating the entire city… and the universe.

But don't worry, this is how the universe has looked for at least the last million years. "Dark Matter" is the most mysterious and elusive matter in the universe. It makes up 80% of all of the matter in the universe, yet it doesn't reflect or emit any light, meaning it is totally invisible. However, scientists have an overwhelming amount of evidence for the existence of dark matter. What is it? Where is it? Do we have any hope of catching it? Tonight, three scientists from King's College London will introduce the science of Dark Matter.

Also, yes it's Halloween! There will be a prize for the best costume.



18:30 - 18:55: Prof. Malcolm Fairbairn : "Introduction to Dark Matter" (25')

19:00 - 19:25: Dr. Helvi Witek : "Dark Matter and Black Holes" (25')

19:25 - 19:35: Winner of costume competition announcement

19:35 - 20:00: Dr. Teppei Katori : "Dark Matter Hunters" (25')


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