'Physics and the Dark Side': One-Day Conference | University of Oxford

'Physics and the Dark Side': One-Day Conference

Event date
Event time
10:30 - 17:00
Venue
Department of Physics
Parks Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3PU
Venue details

Martin Wood Lecture Theatre

Event type
Conferences
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Across the millennia darkness occurring due to physical phenomena such as solar and lunar eclipses has been a source of fascination and awe, and as astronomical knowledge developed it was discovered that there was a dark side of the Moon never visible to the Earth. With a deepening understanding of the field of cosmology, black holes were first predicted and then experimentally discovered. More recently theories of both dark matter and dark energy have been postulated to explain effects observed in the Universe caused by the presence of such unseen matter and the Universe's expansion. This conference will examine these different strands of the dark side of physics across the ages.