If we look around us at all the things we can touch and see, it is all visible matter. But this is only a small fraction of the matter in the Universe because the vast majority of it is dark. To celebrate Dark Matter Day, we will explore the latest discoveries in the dark cosmos, from exoplanets to black holes and dark matter.
Nobel Prize winner and Swiss astronomer Michel Mayor will give an introduction to the first revolution in astronomy, from the observation of the sky with the human eye with Galileo's telescope to the discovery of the first exoplanet, for which Mayor and Didier Queloz were awarded the Nobel Prize.
Turning our attention to the dark universe, physicist Caterina Doglioni will focus on exploring dark matter at the LHC. We will also connect live and talk to ESO scientists based at the Chilean ALMA and the Paranal Observatory.
The conference, hosted by Paola Catapano (Head of content production, CERN), will take the audience on a journey into our dark cosmos, shedding light on the known, the unknown and all that is yet to be discovered.
Public event | Free entrance, mandatory registration | In English and French with simultaneous interpretation | Live webcast | Recorded