Science on Tap

A Philadelphia Science Café eat. drink. science.

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All events take place at National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106, and begin at 6 pm (doors open at 5 pm), unless otherwise stated!

What’s on tap:

Monday, June 8, 2015

Join the DarkSide: Dark Matter Matters 

Are you there, Dark Matter? It’s us, Science on Tap.

Dark matter makes up over 80% of all the matter in the universe. We don’t know what it is. We can indirectly see dark matter by the gravity that it produces, but we have yet to directly detect it. There are three ways that researchers are currently looking for dark matter: particle detectors, particle accelerators, and excess particles.

ChristinaLoveChristina Love received her PhD from Temple University where her work focused on the direct detection of dark matter with the DarkSide Collaboration and she completed her postdoctoral work at the Transportation Security Laboratory working on the detection of explosives for aviation security. She is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Physics at Drexel University where she works on education and outreach. For example, she is the founder of Start Talking Science, an event where researchers present non technical posters to the general public.

May’s Science on Tap event is hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

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