11/2016: AGM & Dark Matter Talk (K. Boast)

Place and Time: Abingdon, October 24, 2016  from 19:00 for 19:30

Barn Room, Crown and Thistle (18 Bridge St, Abingdon OX14 3HS)

We will have an initial short talk followed by the AGM.

Talk Title : Dark Matter

Dcosmos_3d_dark_matter_mapark matter is one of the biggest mysteries in physics. We know there is something out there twisting starlight and flinging stars around in galaxies, but we have never managed to detect it – it seems to be like nothing we know. In this talk, we will examine the evidence for dark matter and see what it tells us about this mysterious stuff, before considering some of the ways scientists are hunting for it and trying to discover what makes up 85% of the matter in the universe.

Speaker: Ms Kathryn Boast

Kathryn Boast is a graduate student at the University of Oxford. She is involved in planing and building the most sensitive dark matter experiment yet. She is also very active promoting women careers in science.

AGM Agenda

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of last meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Chairman’s Report
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Resolution to reduce membership fees
  7.  Elections
    1. Officers
      1. Chair
      2. Secretary
      3. Treasurer
      4. Programme Organiser
    2. Ordinary Committee Members
  8. ATOM Festival 2017
  9. Any Other Business
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