What is dark matter and where can we find it? Have all your questions answered at our Cosmic Thursdays Astronomy Talk! This virtual event is completely FREE and open to the public. Given the nature of the lecture format, the event is recommended for students above 6th grade but all is welcome. We look forward to having you join us!!
- Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
- Time: 6:30-7:30 PM PDT
- Speaker: Prof. Simeon Bird (Department of Physics and Astronomy, UC Riverside)
- Location: Virtual. The lecture URL will be communicated to guests in the EventBrite registration confirmation email
- Talk: Everything We Know about Dark Matter
Dark matter pervades the universe, yet its nature remains mysterious: while it gravitates, it does not otherwise interact with normal matter. In this lecture, Prof. Bird will summarize what we know about dark matter, how we know it, what we don’t know, and some of the possible options. He will also talk about the possibility that dark matter could be black holes.