Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe | University of Oxford

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

Speaker
Prof Lisa Randall, Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science, Harvard University
Event date
Event time
16:30 - 17:30
Venue
Clarendon Laboratory
Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3PU
Venue details

Martin Wood Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Prof Lisa Randall, Frank B. Baird Jr, Professor of Science, Harvard University will explore a speculative hypothesis in which the comet that may have triggered the mass extinction of the dinosaurs was dislodged from the Oort cloud at the edge of our solar system by a disk of dark matter.

Related Research: Physical Review Letters: Dark Matter as a Trigger for Periodic Comet Impacts