Dark matter workshop at Chalmers, June 2018
Image: Illustris project​​

Success for international workshop on detection of dark matter

Dark matter is one of the great mysteries of the universe. For every star, galaxy and dust cloud we can see in space, there are five times more invisible, so-called dark matter. On 11-15 June 2018, there was a workshop on dark matter at Chalmers University of Technology. The conference was the first of its kind in Gothenburg and the event attracted about 50 international experts in the field – both experimentalists and theorists.

"The detection of dark matter may come at any moment in the coming years. We must be prepared to interpret a discovery with optimal strategies, in order to learn as much as possible about dark matter,” says Riccardo Catena, assistant professor at the Department of Physics at Chalmers and the organiser of the event.



The workshop attracted about 50 international experts in the field – both experimentalists and theorists.
Image: Mia Halleröd Palmgren

Published: Sun 17 Jun 2018.