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McDonald Institute hosts Dark Matter Conference

Leading scientists from around the world are in Kingston at Queen’s University this week (July 15th – 20th 2018) for a conference focusing on the research around dark matter. The Physics of Galaxy Scaling Relations and the Nature of Dark Matter held a reception Sunday welcoming over 150 individuals in the field to come together to share their diverse perspectives on dark matter, astroparticle physics and galaxy astrophysics.

With 60 talks, panels, and presentations, the conference looks to be a historical landmark in dark matter science and marks the first major academic event hosted by the McDonald Institute.

The guests of honour include such influential minds as Dick Bond, Sandra Faber, and Michael Turner who will be giving a public lecture on Thursday.



Christine Hall talks about the rates of star formations in galaxies and how they can be either locally or globally driven.

Connor Stone speaks about the scatter of the Radial Acceleration Relation.

Nikhil Arora discusses star formation quenching.

Over 50 poster presentations are available for public viewing in the Biosciences Atrium in the Queen’s Biosciences building at 116 Barrie St.