Its been so long since my last post, this post won’t be the one where I attempt to do justice to all the great things our astronomy students have been up to for the last four months. That post will come next week after our big end-of-year astronomy dinner party.
Instead, I want to share a link to this fantastic comic (written with two particle physicists) that explains some things about dark matter:
The science explained in this comic is the theory that motivates most of the research in my group here at Haverford, even though a lot of what we do is observational. We aim to investigate: Where is the dark matter/where should particle physicists look for it? Where shouldn’t they waste they time? Are observations of the universe in the neighborhood of the Milky Way consistent with the predictions of this theory?