STEM Café: The Hunt for Dark Matter: How the New SENSEI Experiment is Advancing Astrophysics

Greg Derylo, Fermilab Engineer

One of the mysteries of astrophysics is dark matter, which has mass and feels the effect of gravity but otherwise interacts rarely, if ever, with “normal” matter and has not yet been directly detected. The new SENSEI experiment will be joining the hunt for dark matter using new, super-sensitive detector technology, allowing it to cover previously unexplored territory with a group of sensors that weigh less than a handful of pocket change.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Eduardo's Mexican Restaurant 206 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Community Events

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public

Website

http://go.niu.edu/stemcafe

Cost

This event is free and open to the public. Food and drink available for purchase.

Group
NIU STEAM
Department
Center for P-20 Engagement
Contact Name

Judith Dymond

Contact Email or Phone

email jdymond@niu.edu or call 815-753-4751

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