Other Guildford events

To infinity and beyond!

Please note that due to the nature of the building (a historic pub), step-free access to the back room where the event takes place is not available.
Past event - 2024
14 May Doors open 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
The Star (Backroom), 2 Quarry St,
Guildford GU1 3TY
What is Dark Matter, is it really a "hot topic"? In this set of talks, we'll take you to a dark place in space and then somewhere really small (but big) also. Intrigued? Join our Surrey Scientists to find out more! 

The fantastic cosmic journey

Astha Astha (PhD Student)
Join us on a cosmic journey to explore the hidden gems of the Universe - dwarf galaxies. These small but mighty galaxies hold the key to unlocking the secrets of galaxy formation and evolution. Through the innovative "Engineering Dwarfs at Galaxy formation’s Edge" (EDGE) project, we delve into the intricate world of dwarf galaxies, studying their structural properties, star formation processes, and feedback mechanisms. By harnessing the power of high-resolution simulations, EDGE unravels the mysteries of individual supernova explosions and their impact on these cosmic dwarfs. Join us as we unravel the stellar mass-metallicity relation and compare simulation results with observations in the Local Group, advancing our understanding of the cosmos one dwarf galaxy at a time.

How to heat up dark matter

Prof Justin Read ( Lead and Chair of Astrophysics)
Since its discovery by the Swiss astronomer Fritz Zwicky in the 1930's, dark matter has continued to capture the public imagination. It raises the velocity of stars and gas in galaxies, bends light around massive galaxy clusters and promotes the growth of structure in the Universe. In this talk, I will explain the key evidences for dark matter, and our latest theories for what it is. In particular, I will focus on new results from our group in Surrey that show that dark matter can be "heated up" and moved around at the centres of tiny "dwarf" galaxies. I show that this points to dark matter comprising a new particle of nature that remains to be found. I conclude with a discussion of the latest experiments that are trying to detect or create such a particle in the laboratory.
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