Tracy Slatyer, guest professor, will lead the lecture series organised in the framework of the Georges Lemaître Chair.
Dark Matter is an interdisciplinary problem that relates cosmology and astrophysics to particle physics. With her research, Tracy Slatyer connects these different scientific communities.
As a young scientist from Australia who graduated from Harvard and now is an Associated Professor at MIT, she represents a new generation of researchers who challenge established theories about Dark Matter in particle physics and explores novel ways to study its properties with observations.
Tracy Slatyer's research is not only in the tradition of Georges Lemaître's seminal work in cosmology at UCLouvain, but is also closely related to the activities in several research groups in the Institut de recherche en mathématique et physique (in particular at CP3 and CURL) at UCLouvain, including research in the teams led by Chiara Arina, Giacomo Bruno, Gwenhaël De Wasseige, Céline Degrande, Marco Drewes, Joris van Heijningen, and Fabio Maltoni. The advanced lectures on Tuesday-Friday will help training a new generation of graduate students and researchers. At the same time the inaugural lecture on Monday will help to make the expanding research activities in this fascinating field accessible to a broader audience in Louvain-la-Neuve and beyond.
In practice: Inaugural lesson, Monday 16 May 2022 at 10:30 a.m. "Dark Matter Puzzles from Indirect Searches" Charles de la Vallée Poussin auditorium (CYCL01), Marc de Hemptinne building in Louvain-la-Neuve.