The search for low-mass dark matter

Physics

12Jan2018 13:00 - 14:00

PhD defence ceremony

It is hypothesized that 26% of the mass and energy content of the universe is made up of dark matter. Dark matter does not emit light, but its gravitational effect on the universe is visible. Andrea Tiseni investigates whether the dark matter content of the universe can be explained by the Weakly Interactive Massive Particle hypothesis: a new subatomic particle that participates only in gravitational and weak interactions.

A. Tiseni: Low-Mass Dark Matter Search with the XENON100 Experiment.

Supervisor

Prof. F.L. Linde

Co-supervisor

Dr A.P. Colijn

Location

Entrance

This event is open to the public.

Published by  University of Amsterdam