Sukanya Chakrabarti

Discovering the Unseeable: The Search for Dark Matter
Video Description: 

Galaxies are the largest structures in the universe but they can be the hardest to find--especially when they are mostly made of dark matter. Sukanya will share how she discovered this easy to miss galaxy.

Sukanya Chakrabarti tries to understand the dark side of the universe, in particular the mysterious stuff that we call dark matter. She will talk about her recent discovery of Cepheid variables 300,000 light years away from our Galaxy that mark the location of a dark-matter dominated dwarf galaxy that she had predicted several years ago. She is a professor of Physics and Astronomy at RIT.