Science Café – Deep Underground, Looking for Dark Matter

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

As part of Carleton University’s Science Café series, Simon Viel of the Department of Physics will present Deep Underground, Looking for Dark Matter.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 1049 Bank Street, Ottawa
Info: This event is free and open to the public.

Dark matter is a key mystery of fundamental physics.
Everything we can see around us is made of ordinary matter – yet models predict that there exists five times more dark matter than ordinary matter in the universe. Scientists around the world are trying to detect dark matter, including researchers working on the DEAP experiment located at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ont.
In this talk, Viel will present the evidence for dark matter and discuss one of the ways in which scientists look for it – in underground detectors using liquid argon.

About Science Café
The Science Café series is organized by the Faculty of Science at Carleton to discuss relevant issues facing our society and how science can help solve real-world problems. Meet some of Carleton’s award-winning faculty members and graduate students as they share their excitement about science with the community. For more information, visit: science.carleton.ca/science-cafe