What is dark matter?

What exactly is dark matter? We can’t see it, but we can observe its ghostly gravitational effects on the behaviour and evolution of galaxies. Join particle physicist Peter Fisher as he explores cutting-edge research focused on revealing dark matter’s true nature and what it will mean to science when we do. In this talk, discover the mysterious, nonluminous form of matter that is believed to account for about 27 percent of the mass-energy balance in the universe.

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Peter Fisher is a professor in the Physics Department and currently serves as department head. He carries out research in particle physics in the areas of dark matter detection and the development of new kinds of particle detectors.


The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle Street London W1S 4BS

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