A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

Endeavour launch lifts search for dark matter, antimatter to new heights


This morning the Endeavour launched from the Florida coast on its final mission. The NASA shuttle will deliver to the International Space Station the largest physics experiment to blast into space, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.

AMS-02 will allow scientists to study highly energetic subatomic particles outside Earth's atmosphere to search for signs of dark matter and primordial antimatter, or antimatter created during the big bang. Fifty-six institutions from 16 countries take part in the AMS-02 collaboration.

Read more about the experiment.

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This afternoon, watch a livestream of the start of excavation for the future home of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.


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Hugh Lippincott, a Fermilab scientist, went on a Skype date while looking for dark matter. He writes that things turned out fine.


The LHCb experiment at CERN has reported the observation of a new particle containing two charm quarks and one up quark.