the Quantum and the Cosmos: The Quest for the Origin of Ordinary and Dark Matter

Presenter Full Name
Stefano Profumo
Year & Semester
2018 Spring
Presentation Date
April 23, 2018

Stefano Profumo will explain why modern cosmology is a scientific theory, and introduce the two key ingredients that this scientific theory is based upon: dark matter and dark energy. Stefano will argue that it is far more interesting to think about what the dark matter is, as this is the leading clue to new particle physics beyond our beloved "Standard Model", and he will explain how the search for dark matter is currently unfolding. Finally, Stefano will briefly talk about testable models for the generation of the matter-antimatter asymmetry, a second profound mystery at the interface of cosmology and particle physics.