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Phantom of the Universe.

Phantom of the Universe

Here we follow the exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. The first hints of dark matter were wound by Fritz Zwicky, the scientist who coined the term. We get to see the astral choreography witnessed by Vera Rubin in the Andromeda galaxy and then plummet deep underground to see the most sensitive dark matter detector on Earth, housed in a former gold mine. 

From there, we journey across space and time to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, speeding alongside particles before they collide in visually stunning explosions of light and sound, while learning how scientists around the world are collaborating to track down the constituents of dark matter. 

This is a show if you are curious about...

  • Dark matter and how we learned of its existence.
  • How dark matter affects our universe.
  • What dark matter could be.
  • How scientists look for dark matter.
  • CERN and the ATLAS experiment.
  • What happens when particles are accelerated and smash into one another.

This show is suitable for:

  • Teens and adults 

Through collaboration with planetariums around the world we are able to offer this show in English, Swedish, Finnish, German, Frensh, Spanish and other languages. 

Explore Dark Matter: Phantom of the Universe. YouTube video.

Page Manager: Vattenhallen Science Center | 2021-08-17