MIT Astrophysics Colloquium 10/24/2023 — Cora Dvorkin: The Universe As A Lab For New Physics Across Cosmic Times

Tuesday October 24, 2023 4:00 pm

Associate Professor in the Department of Physics Cora Dvorkin is pictured at Harvard University. Among Dvorkin’s areas of interest are the physics of the early universe, the particle nature of dark matter, and the source of the accelerated expansion of the universe. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Title: The Universe as a Lab for New Physics Across Cosmic Times

The remarkable progress in cosmology over the last decades has been driven by the close interplay between theory and observations. Cosmological observations and galaxy dynamics have shown us that 84% of all matter in the universe is composed of dark matter, which is not accounted for by the Standard Model of particle physics. The properties and interactions of dark matter remain one of the great puzzles of fundamental physics.
In this talk, I will discuss new ways to use current and upcoming astrophysical observations to improve our understanding of the nature of dark matter.

Host: Lina Necib

via Zoom


  • Cora Dvorkin, Harvard University

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