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Natural and social sciences colloquium Feb. 17: ‘Fantastical Dark Matter and Where to Find It’

By

John Kirk

February 13, 2020

Dark matterJodi Cooley, physics professor at Southern Methodist University, will visit Carthage to talk about ongoing dark matter research. Prof. Cooley will present her research at 4:05 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in the Sladek Distinguished Science Forum (Straz 163).  All are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served before the seminar.

Only a small fraction of the universe is made from ordinary, visible matter.  A much larger portion remains dark; its existence known to us only by its interactions through gravity. The first evidence of this dark matter originates from studies of celestial bodies in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Since that time, astrophysicists and astronomers have determined that it constitutes the bulk of matter in our universe. Despite this fact, the composition still remains unknown.

Prof. Jodi CooleyProf. Jodi CooleyIn this talk, Prof. Cooley will discuss the history of dark matter research and how scientists are trying to uncover the properties of this evasive matter.

SPONSORING DEPARTMENT, OFFICE, OR ORGANIZATION:

Division of Natural and Social Sciences

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

John Kirk, jkirk1@carthage.edu