Exploring the Dark Universe, Bath, 9th Feb 2011

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Exploring the Dark Universe, Bath, 9th Feb 2011

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Dr Alex Murphy will present a lecture entitled Exploring the Dark Universe at The University of Bath on Wednesday 9 February 2011.
The materials of the everyday world around us are composed of the chemical elements, in turn formed from atoms and their substructures. Yet when we examine the motions of stars and galaxies we are led to the remarkable conclusion that the energy content of the Universe as a whole is completely dominated by fundamentally different materials, dubbed "dark matter" and "dark energy". What is the evidence for this remarkable statement? What are these new entities? And can we prove they really do exist? Find out how an experiment deep in a potash mine near Whitby might be about to provide some of the answers.
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This Lecture is part of the University of Bath Millennium Lecture Series.
The Millennium lectures are a series of popular science lectures held at the University of Bath. The lectures aim to inspire young scientists from local schools and the undergraduate community, as well as engage the general public and academics in interesting scientific topics.

The lectures aim to cover all aspects of science and previous speakers include Prof. Lord Robert Winston, Prof. Steve Jones, Philip Ball, and Dr. Alice Roberts. For more information on the previous lecture series please see the links to the right.

The lectures run on Wednesday afternoons at 4:15pm and are free to attend for staff, students, and members of the local community alike.
David Entwistle
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