Dark Matter Day 2019: The theory behind dark matter

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Windsor Auditorium, Windsor Building

Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham Hill

Egham

TW200EX

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A global hunt for the universe’s missing matter is underway, and this autumn everyone is invited to join in. On and around Halloween 2019 events around the world will celebrate the hunt for the universe’s unseen dark matter and Royal Holloway joins the celebrations for the third time, this time with a lecture from Dr. Stephen West, Head of the Department of Physics.

The Universe is over thirteen billion years old and consists of hundreds of billions of galaxies each containing hundreds of billions of stars. Over the past 2000 years our understanding of the Universe has greatly improved: from having the Earth at its centre to having no centre at all! However, in the last 80 years it has become apparent that we understand less than 5% of the Universe – the other 95% being made up of the mysterious dark matter and dark energy.

In this lecture, Dr. West will discuss the evolution of our Universe model and why we believe dark matter exists.

This is a free evening lecture from the Department of Physics at Royal Holloway, University of London and everyone is welcome. Please keep in mind that this is one of our most popular events of the year, so early booking is recommended.

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Is there an age limit for the lecture?

No, the lecture is open to everyone. It is, however, primarily aimed at a GCSE/A-Level audience with an interest in Physics.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Information on how to get to our Egham campus can be found here.

Parking is available on campus, and the closest car park is Car Park 12. A map of the campus can be found here.

Where can I park if I am coming over with a mini-bus/ larger vehicle?

If you are coming with a larger vehicle, we recommend that you use Car Park 4, by turning on the right once you enter the Campus from the main entrance. You can drop off the passengers in the designated drop-off point on your way there, which is opposite the Windor building.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions, please get in touch either via email:

physics.outreach@rhul.ac.uk

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01784 27 6465

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Windsor Auditorium, Windsor Building

Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham Hill

Egham

TW200EX

United Kingdom

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