Searching for the dark matter in the Universe

Prof. Francesc Ferrer

Washington University in St. Louis, USA

v sredo, 18. decembra 2013, ob 12h v F3

Numerous experimental efforts to unveil the fundamental nature of the dark matter are underway, and several tantalizing observations have been linked to its effects in recent years. We will review the properties of several candidates that appear in extensions of the Standard Model of Particle Physics, and the different strategies to detect them. Eighty years after the existence of vast amounts of dark matter was first postulated, its non-gravitational interactions might be soon brought up to light.