Lecture ‘All the Dark We Cannot See – Searches for Dark Matter in the Milky Way’
On Wednesday, 15 January, Professor Laura Baudis delivered the lecture ‘All the Dark We Cannot See – Searches for Dark Matter in the Milky Way’ at the Grand Hall of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
One of the current greatest challenges of the astroparticle physics is the discovery of the nature of dark matter. Astrophysical observations provide a plethora of circumstantial evidence on the existence of a new type of matter whose total mass manifoldly overweighs the mass of the visible matter. The results and theoretic examination point to the possibility of this type of matter consisting of a new kind of particles, and their predicted mass and the strength of entanglement with the visible matter are in a wide spectrum.
The lecture gave an overview of theoretical predictions, the situation in the field of direct detection of this type of matter, as well as future experiments.
Professor Laura Baudis is a professor at the University of Zurich, a member of the CERN Science Policy Committee and APPEC SAC chair. She received her PhD from the University of Heidelberg, and she finished her postdoctoral studies at Stanford University.