2008 Buhl Lecture
- Mellon Institute
- Joel R. Primack
- , Professor of Physics, SCIPP, Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, University of California at Santa Cruz
A Brief History of Dark Matter
The Buhl Lecture, sponsored by Carnegie MellonÛªs Department of Physics, is funded under the auspices of the Buhl Professorship in Theoretical Physics, which was established at Carnegie Mellon in 1961 by the Buhl Foundation. The professorship was created to support outstanding theoretical scientists who would both impact theoretical research and help establish directions for experimental investigations.
Joel Primack, professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, initiated and helped develop the cold dark matter theory, which has now become the standard theory of the origin and evolution of structure in the universe. He and his team use some of the worldÛªs most powerful super-computers to simulate the evolution of the universe, and they compare the results with observational data. Primack is a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has recently chaired the APS Forum on Physics and Society, as well as the AAAS Committee on Science, Ethics, and Religion; and he served on the recent Beyond Einstein study of the National Academy of Sciences.
Sponsored by the Carnegie Mellon Department of Physics. For more information, please contact 412-268-6681. This lecture is funded under the auspices of the Buhl Professorship in Theoretical Physics, which was established at Carnegie Mellon in 1961 by the Buhl Foundation in support of an outstanding theoretical scientist who would both impact theoretical research and help establish directions for experimental investigations.