The Elusive Darkness of the Universe

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Summary

All we can see makes up just 5% of the Universe. The rest of the vast darkness is not as empty as we once thought, but instead filled with dark matter and dark energy. How do we know they are there? Can we find evidence for them? And what has all this got to do with Einstein?

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Graham Phillips

Graham Phillips

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Graham Phillips

Graham’s been a familiar face on ABC television for many years, including being the host of the science program Catalyst. He has a PhD in astrophysics and has been a...

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Nicole Bell

Nicole Bell

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Nicole Bell

Professor Nicole Bell is a theoretical physicist at the University of Melbourne. Her research lies at the interface of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology. She leads the Theory Program of...

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Katherine Freese

Katherine Freese

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Katherine Freese

Katherine Freese holds the Jeff and Gail Kodosky Endowed Chair in Physics at the University of Texas at Austin as well as Visiting Professor in Physics at Stockholm University. Previously,...

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Lindsey Bignell

Lindsey Bignell

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Lindsey Bignell

Lindsey Bignell is a particle physicist who builds experiments which hope to measure dark matter. These experiments are conducted in underground laboratories deep enough that the background of cosmic rays...

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