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OCA General Meeting
Friday April 8th, 2011, 7:30 PM
Chapman University
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Manoj Kaplinghat

Dark Matter in Space and Under Our Feet

Roughly a quarter of the energy density of the universe is in the form of matter that behaves like ordinary matter in terms of its gravitational pull, but is otherwise hidden. I will discuss the methods being used to discover the nature of this matter and the reasons to optimistic about its discovery in this decade.

Dr. Manoj Kaplinghat is a theoretical physicist. He was born in India and got his degree in Engineering Physics at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He got his Ph.D. in Physics from the Ohio State University. He was a postdoctoral scholar at University of Chicago and then UC Davis before accepting the faculty position at UC Irvine. Dr. Kaplinghat looks for the signatures of elementary particles in the cosmos and his recent focus has been on the elusive dark matter particle.

"What's Up?" in this month will be presented by Jim Benet

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