The Known Unknowns of the Universe

Although we have come a long way in our understanding of the universe at both its smallest and largest scales, mysteries still abound. This talk will survey the challenges to fundamental physics posed by the discovery of dark matter and neutrino masses, and the enduring question of why the universe is bereft of antimatter.

Ray Volkas does research on physics beyond the Standard Model. He is currently Head of the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne and Director of the Melbourne node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale.

Tue, 17 Feb 2015
6.00 PM