The updated schedule is posted. Check here for links to the papers under discussion.
Dark matter and dark energy are exciting and crucial frontiers in modern physics. In Autumn Quarter 2015, we are offering a seminar course in which students will learn about modern dark matter detection techniques, examine the most recent results, and hone their skills in reading physics papers and presenting physics results. There's one seminar series and three course numbers:
- Phys 427A: 3 credits, graded (for graduate students)
- Phys 576B: 3 credits, ungraded (for undergraduates)
- Phys 585: 1 credit Journal Club
At each class meeting, a student or students will present current and/or classic papers on dark matter detection, and will lead discussion. Phys 427A and 576B discussion leaders will also design short assignments for their classmates.
Our first meeting was at 9:30 am on Thursday, October 1 in PAB B101. Find the syllabus here.