Deep science: the search for dark matter

27 October, 7:00 pm

1 hour 15 minutesFREE

Talk | Physics, Science, Technology, Engineering

Deep science: the search for dark matter

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell campus, Didcot, OX11 0QX  and Online

Part of Rutherford Appleton Laboratory’s Talking Science series. You are able to attend either:

  • in person, in the Lecture Theatre at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, or
  • online via Zoom webinar

85% of the mass of the universe appears to be missing. Evidence suggests the missing mass is likely to be made up of sub-atomic particles and there is a race on around the world to prove (or disprove) this theory. The search for these ‘Dark Matter’ particles needs to take place in deep underground science laboratories – like the UK’s facility in Boulby mine in Northeast England. This talk by Professor Sean Paling will give an update on the global search for Dark Matter, and give an overview of all science (varying from particle physics, to studies the environment, life in extreme environments, and technology for planetary exploration) in the 1.1 km deep Boulby Underground Science Facility.

Suitable for teenagers and adults. For a talk and hands-on activities on the same subject, aimed at families, visit: Mined over Matter

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