Professors Bhuvnesh Jain and Michael Weisberg come to the study of dark matter from different disciplines. Jain, co-director of Penn's Center for Particle Cosmology, is an expert in cosmology and gravitational lensing, while Weisberg is a philosopher and filmmaker. At a Knowledge by the Slice lecture, part of a lunchtime series that offers topical talks by insightful faculty experts, Jain and Weisberg discussed what it means to pursue this mystery and screened a rough cut of Weisberg’s new documentary about searching for dark matter using some of the world’s largest telescopes.
Professor Jain began his lecture by discussing the significance of the first photograph of a black hole released on April 10, 2019.
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