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Lecture to shine light on Dark Matter searches

17 June 2015

Science World and TRIUMF welcome Dr. Chris Jillings, SNOLAB dark matter scientist, who will present a free public lecture on Tuesday July 7 at the TELUS World of Science facility. Dr. Jillings’ talk, “The Search for Dark Matter or How to Know the Universe from a Hole in the Ground,” will shine a light on the world-wide search for dark matter. His talk is part of the popular Unveiling the Universe lecture series presented by TRIUMF and Science World.

During the evening, Jillings will open our eyes to the invisible universe, taking us a few steps past the average high school chemistry class to present evidence that most of the universe cannot be found on the periodic table of elements. He will take this time to demonstrate how SNOLAB’s location in a deep, dark mine creates the optimal conditions to shine light on dark matter.

The Unveiling the Universe lecture series is a partnership of Science World and TRIUMF that has fascinated thousands of local science lovers since 2012, with talks from some of the world’s top physicists. This installment will take place at the TELUS World of Science OMNIMAX theatre on Tuesday, July 7. Doors open at 6:15pm and the lecture begins at 7pm. There will be an audience Q&A to follow. Tickets are free but registration is required—for ticket information visit:

–Taken from a TRIUMF press release