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"The Dark Matter Mystery" - with Prof. Ben Allanach

Trinity College Dublin's student run Mathematical Society, Mathsoc, will host a number of Maths Week Events, including mathematician and physicist Ben Allanach, who works on analyzing the data acquired from the Large Hadron Collider.
  • Location: Dublin
  • Adult Groups
When Oct 15, 2013
from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where Trinity College Dublin
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Theoretical physicist Professor Ben Allanach of Cambridge University has long been interested in questions surrounding dark matter and dark energy. He has worked in the field for a number of years and is well know for engaging with the public, having written for the Guardian and even given TEDx talks. He will be speaking to Trinity's Mathematical Society and we would encourage anyone interested in these deep questions about our universe to attend. He has kindly provided an abstract for his talk:

"I shall describe the dark matter mystery, and we shall go on a speculative journey to solve it. Going back to the beginning of time, we shall witness the birth of a proton, following it through to the present day, where it ends up in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. We shall revisit the Higgs boson discovery from last year. Finally, we shall see show how the collisions between protons at CERN might give us vital clues to solve the dark matter mystery."

Trinity's Mathsoc have provided a Facebook page for anyone interested in more information on the event, while Ben's TEDx talks can be found on his site here, along with a number of his other science outreach articles and videos.

This event is open to the public.