Michael Wood, PhD, chair and professor in the Physics Department, attended the Light Dark Matter at Accelerators 2019 Conference held November 20 – 22 at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, Italy.
Fondazione Querini Stampalia
Piazza di Dan Marco in Venice
The conference brought together more than 75 physicists to discuss the current state of searches for Dark Matter with particle accelerators. Dark Matter makes up approximately 85 percent of mass and 25 percent of the energy density in the universe. This is compared to luminous matter (stars, planets, people and other stuff that shines) that makes up only 15 percent of mass and about five percent of the energy density. Dark Matter has only been observed through astronomy. All previous attempts to create a Dark Matter particle in the lab have set limits on our knowledge but have not observed a particle. The goal of the conference is to review the current experiments and plan the future ones.
Submitted by: Michael Wood, PhD, chair and professor, Physics Department
Stephanie Hughes, a reporter for NPR’s “Marketplace,” interviewed Psychology Professor Timothy Servoss, PhD, about his research surrounding the effectiveness of school security measures. The story, titled “Schools Spend Billions on Security Measures But Which Ones Are Effective,” can be heard be clicking here.
Lecture Series and the upcoming talk by death row survivor and New York Times best-selling
author, Anthony Ray Hinton, was featured on BuffaloRising.com. Canisius welcomes Hinton on Tuesday,
December 3 at 7 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center to discuss “Surviving
Criminal Justice in America.” Click here
to read the article.
Just because classes are not in session much of this week, doesn’t mean your Golden Griffin athletes are also taking a break from their respective seasons.
The Canisius women’s basketball team is hosting a Wednesday afternoon matinee in the KAC against Albany, which starts at 2:00 p.m. and your hockey team hosts Army West Point at LECOM HarborCenter in a two game set this coming weekend.
The hockey games are slated for Friday and Saturday afternoon with both games starting at the fan-friendly time of 1:00 p.m. Tickets for all three games can be purchased in advance at the Canisius ticket office – 888-2885. Faculty and staff receive a discount on tickets.
On the road this week is the men’s basketball team. The Griffs play at Illinois-Chicago on Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. and meet Mercer in Boca Raton, Florida at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday.
For more game information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.
Set your alarm early on Sunday, December 1 when Mission & Identity Director Sarah E. Signorino sits down with program host Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, to discuss her most recent trip to Rome.
Signorino was one of 21 delegates from the U.S.-Canadian Province invited to participate in the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES), which is commemorating 50 years of promoting social justice and reconciliation. The conference gathered Jesuits and lay collaborators, alike, in Rome to recall past achievements, milestones and lessons learned, and to reflect on and discern the challenges faced today in order to fulfill human rights and the fundamental freedoms of people around the world.
“Crossroads” is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities and hosted by Father Lynch, professor emeritus of religious studies and theology. It airs on the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 a.m. on MIX-96 (96.1 FM) and at 6:30 a.m. on JACK-FM (92.9).
If you miss the Sunday, December 1 broadcast, you can catch it starting Monday, December 2 on the CanisiusSoundCloud.