12 December 2019

What is the mysterious dark matter? This question is one of the greatest puzzles of modern physics. Our attempts to understand how the universe is evolving can be compared to a desire to recreate a cake recipe knowing only that there are raisins in it, while all the other ingredients remain unknown. At the same time, over the last 100 years, we have made enormous progress in elementary particle physics. During the lecture, we will hear what an elementary particle physicist has to say about dark matter and the prospects of discovering its trail. Dr Sebastian Trojanowski will also talk about how to carry out your project in the field of science, which is dominated by large international experimental collaborations. We will also talk about how light could penetrate several hundred metres of rock and what Star Trek has to do with all this.

The lecture is available only in Polish.

Dr Sebastian Trojanowski is currently associated with the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) in Poland and the University of Sheffield in the UK, where he conducts research on the borderline between theoretical elementary particle physics, cosmology and particle astrophysics. One of his main specialities is dark matter and an attempt to understand its microscopic nature.  He is interested in the theoretical description of possible interactions of dark matter, as well as in the analysis of prospects of its experimental discovery. He is one of the four originators of the FASER experiment planned for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva.