Department of Physics and Astronomy
Stony Brook University
7:30 pm; ESS Building, Room 001
Friday, April 3, 2015

Illuminating Dark Matter, Neutrinos, and Inflation using the Oldest Light in the Universe

Prof. Neelima Sehgal

I will discuss how the oldest light in the Universe, the cosmic microwave background radiation, can unravel the secrets of dark matter and the masses of the elusive neutrino particles. I will also discuss how this light, which is collected using a microwave telescope in the Atacama desert in Chile, is being used to tell us information about the first fraction of a second after the Big Bang.

Prof. Neelima Sehgal has been an Assistant Professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Stony Brook University since 2012. Her research interests include understanding dark energy, dark matter, neutrino properties, and the early Universe.