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Particles! Looking for Exotic Reactions in Stars and Colliders

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access. Over 18s only.
Past event - 2024
14 May Doors open 7:00pm
event begins at 7:30pm and ends at 9:30pm.
The Outhouse, 12A Broughton St Ln,
Edinburgh EH1 3LY
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Join us for a cosmic double feature where the invisible becomes the star of the show, and the smallest forces have the mightiest impacts. From the elusive nature of dark matter that comprises the vast majority of the universe's mass, to the powerful and enigmatic strong force that binds atomic nuclei together, prepare to expand your understanding of the universe and learn more about these thought-provoking aspects of modern physics. 


Shedding Light on Dark Matter: the Search for the Missing Universe

Dr Sally Shaw (Lecturer and Astroparticle Physicist )
The nature of our universe is still mostly unknown. Dark matter, known through astrophysical observations to make up 84% of the mass in the universe, is one of the biggest mysteries in modern science! This talk will explore the what, where, why and who of dark matter, including an overview of the running experiments designed to try to detect this enigmatic substance.

Exploring the Quantum Universe: Unravelling the Strong Force

Dr Maxwell Hansen (UKRI Future Leaders Fellow)
Have you ever wondered what holds together the atoms in the universe? The answer to this question leads us to a fascinating force, hidden from our everyday experience but key to our very existence. Scientists call this the Strong Force!

A powerful way to understand the behaviour of the tiniest particles in the universe (and the role of the strong force) is computational physics. The method requires representing space and time on a grid of points, and simulating particles on this grid to reveal the fundamental properties of matter.

Join us on this journey as we peek into the subatomic world and uncover the secrets of the mysterious strong force.
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Other The Outhouse events

2024-05-13 Where Physics Gets Weird: Exploring Extreme Conditions The Outhouse 12A Broughton St Ln, Edinburgh, EH1 3LY, United Kingdom
2024-05-15 The Physics of Everyday Life The Outhouse 12A Broughton St Ln, Edinburgh, EH1 3LY, United Kingdom
15 May
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The Physics of Everyday Life

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