A brief historical introduction will start the light tour of the Dark Sector, to understand how we became aware of it existence, then we will explore, from a broad perspective, a few of the many scientific efforts attempting to unravel its mysteries and extend our knowledge of the Universe. We will make the acquaintance of “yet-to-be-discovered” exotic subatomic entities such as Axions, WIMPs and Chameleons, but we will also learn about the incredibly sophisticated experimental techniques which have been invented to search for these and other elusive phenomena. The tour will end with few answers and many open questions, possibly leaving an even stronger sense of awe at the mysteries of the Universe.
Date: Thursday, 30th November 2023
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Sala Cappella, ex Ospedale Militare, via Fabio Severo 40
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Giovanni Cantatore is Associate Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Trieste