Dark Matter Day 2019: The theory behind dark matter
Windsor Building Auditorium
Professor Stephen West
Head of 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, Professor West will discuss the evolution of our Universe model and why we believe dark matter exists.
Admission free but booking is essential.