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Gresham College: Professor Carolin Crawford | The Search for Dark Matter

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An introduction to the hunt for dark matter that takes us up to the most current research and theories. The stars and galaxies, dark matter does not give off any radiation – we can only detect it through its gravitational pull. It accounts for a quarter of the Universe, yet we do not yet understand what it is made of. The search for a better understanding of dark matter is carried out both out in space and deep underground, and where astrophysics meets particle physics.