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Frontiers Lecture: The Cosmic Cocktail

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What is the universe made of? The longest outstanding problem in all of modern physics, this question is the most important research topic in cosmology and particle physics today, especially as new research shows that most of the universe consists of what is known as dark matter.

In this podcast, theoretical astrophysicist Katherine Freese explores dark matter and the ongoing research being done to learn about the nature of this mysterious particle, as discussed in her new book The Cosmic Cocktail.

This lecture took place at the Hayden Planetarium on May 12, 2014. The talk was hosted by Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes (1 hour and 19 mins, 95 MB)

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family.