Dr. Dan Hooper discusses dark matter

Dr. Dan Hooper

Dr. Dan Hooper, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and University of Chicago

Dan Hooper is an Associate Scientist in the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on the interface between particle physics and cosmology. He has a specific interest in questions about dark matter, supersymmetry, neutrinos, extra dimensions and cosmic rays. In this feature, James Dacey, of Physicsworld.com (from the IOP), presents a two-part audio interview with Dr. Hooper about the state of research into dark matter.

You probably know that current estimates maintain that around 80% of the universe is made up of the elusive “dark matter”…this audio interview is a quick way to catch up with the latest research.  Additionally, Dr. Hooper has posted a video (requires the RealPlayer) of a lecture he gave about dark matter and dark energy for non-scientists.

Looking for more from Dr. Hooper? Dan’s 2008 book, “Nature’s Blueprint: Supersymmetry and the Search for Unified Theory of Matter and Force” is currently (as I write this) available here at Kresge (see the catalog record for more information and to check on current availability).  A list of Dr. Hooper’s scientific articles is available from the SPIRES archive.

Looking for more on dark matter? Try the following books at Kresge:

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