Peter Fisher Visits California
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Physics Department Head Peter Fisher gave a breakfast talk on October 17, 2014 at the Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel in Menlo Park, CA. Over a hundred alumni and friends, and many former students of Fisher’s, attended his talk titled “Big Bangs and Little Bumps: The Story of Dark Matter.” John Tsai ’83 (VIII), Ph.D. ’92 (VIII) introduced Fisher and welcomed everyone.
Starting from the Big Bang, dark matter has shaped our universe. Despite 80 years of study, we still know very little about dark matter. Fisher discussed what we do know about dark matter and the experiments to find out more. Fisher also gave attendees a dark matter box that he created (for more information, visit dark-matter.mit.edu). Fisher’s research is in particle physics in the areas of dark matter detection and the development of new kinds of particle detectors. He also has an interest in compact energy supplies and wireless energy transmission.