Departmental Seminar

Search for Dark matter in the southern hemisphere

Professor Elisabetta Barberio
University of Melbourne

The quest to identify dark matter requires new and innovative approaches, combining techniques and data from a range of instruments. In the Southern Hemisphere, we have a unique perspective on astrophysical dark matter signals due to our access to new cutting-edge radio and our ability to directly monitor the Galactic Centre. We also have a crucial advantage in the search for dark matter via direct detection, which will allow us to independently test, for  the first time, the most persistent and enigmatic signal in the worldwide dark matter detection effort. I will discuss the setup of a new underground laboratory, which will host a new dark matter direct detection experiment, which will be taking place in Australia in the next five years. This experiment will be able to measure or exclude the Dama modulation signal. 

Date & time

Thu 14 May 2015, 2–3pm


Nuclear Physics Seminar room 57 Garran Road


Staff, students and public welcome