Presentation on theme: "Dark Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy and the Fate of the Universe."— Presentation transcript:
Dark Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy and the Fate of the Universe
The Universe is BIG!
The Cosmological Toolbox
Dark Matter: How Do We Know? Stars on edge of galaxies orbit too fast! There might be unseen extra mass!
Dark Matter: How Do We Know? Gravitational lensing makes the picture from space warped. Though invisible, the effects of the mass can be seen! ? ? ?
Dark Matter: What is it? Dark matter is invisible! Dark matter has a light touch. Dark matter has a profound effect! Dark matter is a different form of matter.
Dark Energy: How Do We Know? The universe expands.
Dark Energy: Fate of the Universe What will become of our universe under the effects of dark matter?
Dark Energy: Fate of the Universe What will become of our universe under the effects of dark matter and dark energy?
Dark Energy: Fate of the Universe There is not a lot we know about dark energy. Dark energy will impact the fate of the universe. We need to understand it better.
Underground Science! Dark matter can be found everywhere, but it is very hard to detect. Underground is a good place to try to detect dark matter. DUSEL is a major lab opening in South Dakota in the former Homestake mine.
LUX Detector Ray Davis Cavern Underground Science!
Dark Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy There is still much to learn about what is in the dark.