Session Q1: Plenary Session II

8:30 AM–10:18 AM, Monday, April 14, 2008
Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront (formerly Adam's Mark Hotel), Room: St. Lous DE

Sponsoring Unit: APS
Chair: Arthur Bienenstock, APS President, Stanford University

Abstract ID: BAPS.2008.APR.Q1.2

Abstract: Q1.00002 : Dark Matter in the Cosmos and in the Laboratory

9:06 AM–9:42 AM

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  Michael E. Peskin
    (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University)

80\% of the matter in the universe is ``dark matter,'' a neutral, diffuse, and weakly-interacting material made of an unknown elementary particle. In this colloquium, I will explain how we know this, and how we might try to directly observe dark matter particles in the galaxy. I will then examine dark matter from a particle physicist's viewpoint and explain how we will use data from high-energy particle colliders to discover and identify the dark matter particle.

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