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The mystery of dark matter

Did you realize that 85% of the universe’s matter is completely unknown to us? Astronomers and particle physicists grope in the dark about so called ‘dark matter’. It’s invisible and hardly interacts with ordinary matter. Still, observations confirm it must exist. This lecture by particle physics phenomenologist dr. Melissa van Beekveld (Oxford University) unravels some of the mysteries of dark matter. She also explains ways to detect it: by means of a particle accelerator, by a super sensitive detector or by looking at the universe. In cooperation with Arago.