HEiKA Symposium "Dark Matter"

Jun 08 2018

DARK MATTER - INVISIBLE WORLDS is the topic of the 3rd HEiKA Symposium. HEiKA adresses to the scientific community as well as to the General public, the Symposion is open to all interested People.  

Date / Time

Neue Universität
Grabengasse 3-5
69117 Heidelberg

Dark matter Poster

This year the subject Dark Matter will be examined from different perspectives by nine experts coming from a variety of fields from physics to arts and cultural sciences.


10:00 Uhr  Admission

10:30 – 10:45 Welcome
Prof. Dr. Stephen Hashmi, Vice-President Universität Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Marc Weber, KIT Center Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics

I. PART: Presentation: Prof. Dr. Marc Weber, KIT

10:45 – 11:30  Dr. Klaus Eitel, KIT - "Astrophysical evidence of dark matter"

11:30 – 12:30  Prof. Dr. Laura Baudis, Universität Zürich - "Light into the dark: the direct search for dark matter particles in the Milky Way"

12:30 – 14:00 Uhr Lunch break

II. PART: Presentation: Prof. Dr. Rafaela Hillerbrand, KIT

14:00 – 14:45   Prof. Dr. Hans-Christian Schultz-Coulon, Universität Heidelberg - "Making the invisible visible - In search of dark matter at the Large Hadron Collider"

14:45 – 15:45   Jaco de Swart, University of Amsterdam (english lecture) - "History and Philosophy of Dark Matter"

15:45 – 16:30   Coffee break

III. PART: Presentation: Prof. Dr. Stephanie Hansmann-Menzemer, Universität Heidelberg

16:30 – 17:15  Prof. Dr. Thomas Schwetz-Mangold, KIT - "Dark Matter: The Key to New Physics?"

17:15 – 18:15   Dr. Sandra Bornemann-Quecke, exhibitions Bureau, Institut Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt - "Seeing the Unseen - Visualizing Dark Matter in Art"


18:30 – 19:30  Prof. Dr. Joachim Wambsganß, Director Zentrum für Astronomie, Universität Heidelberg - "Enigmatic Universe: The Mysterious Dark Matter"

from 19:30  Get together


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