Montréal (Québec) Canada

Despite the enormous progress made over the past century in understanding the fundamental building blocks of nature, the identity of most of the matter in the universe remains a mystery. This unknown substance, called dark matter, is also thought to play a crucial role in guiding the evolution of the early universe to produce the astrophysical structures we observe today. In the first part of this talk I will review the evidence for dark matter, discuss potential candidates, and describe how it is being searched for in deep-underground laboratory experiments. These experiments are developing very rapidly, and will soon begin to observe solar and atmospheric neutrinos. In the second part of the talk, I will discuss the challenges these neutrinos present to finding dark matter and how they can be addressed.



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Searching for dark matter all the way down to the floor - David Morrissey (TRIUMF)