Astronomy Seminar of the Week (2012 June 10)

2012, Week 25


Audio (MP3, 37Mb)
Dark Matter
Presenter: Dr. Paul Doherty
Senior Scientist at the Exploratorium in San Francisco and
director of The Splo Museum (in SL)

A brief overview of what we know about dark matter, some history of when the idea arose, and current experiments designed to detect or otherwise figure out what dark matter is.
This talk was presented in Second Life in February, 2012.

Questions and comments can be posted on the discussion thread on Starship Asterisk; Dr. Doherty will answer a selection of questions posted by June 24, 2012.

PDF of slides (4Mb)

Discussion thread and files

Files also available here: http://www.mica-vw.org/wiki/index.php/Dark_Matter

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4 Responses to Astronomy Seminar of the Week (2012 June 10)

  1. Leon Wilde says:

    Is there no audio+ppt stream available?

  2. Alice says:

    Both are available above. You have to have Flash to see the slides in the browser window. If you don’t have Flash, you can view the PDF of the slides instead.

    Javascript has to be enabled for the streaming audio; otherwise, you can download the audio file and listen via whatever player your system has for MP# playback.

  3. John Hawbolt says:

    I just wanted to say thank you for all the work you all do to make this website possible.
    I took an astronomy class when I went back to college after a long hiatus; for reasons I really never understood, the instructor was vehemently opposed to the Hubble ‘scope. (I took an incomplete in the class…)
    I love the Astronomy Seminar of the Week!

  4. Alice says:

    John, you’re welcome, and thank you for your kind words! I’ve enjoyed attending the MICA lectures in Second Life, and am delighted to have an opportunity to broaden their audience.

    Opposed to Hubble?! Wow!!