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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Welcome to the 42nd SLAC Summer Institute

Shining Light on Dark Matter

August 4-15, 2014
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Menlo Park, California


The 2014 SLAC Summer Institute will focus on the quest to identify Dark Matter.  Observations indicate that 85% of the matter in the universe is non-luminous and point towards the existence of cold dark matter particles.  However, all evidence so far is based on dark matter's gravitational interactions and its particle identity remains a deep mystery. The development of a variety of probes to illuminate the nature of Dark Matter has made this one of the most vibrant frontiers today.  Morning lectures will cover all aspects of dark matter, from observational evidence for its existence, to its role in cosmic evolution and structure, to direct, indirect and collider searches.  In the afternoons, topical conference talks will alternate with discussion sessions, student projects, tours, and social events.

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