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09/20/18

Dark matter vibes

SuperCDMS physicists are testing a way to amp up dark matter vibrations to help them search for lighter particles.

05/07/18

Construction begins on SuperCDMS SNOLAB

The SuperCDMS SNOLAB project is expanding the hunt for dark matter to particles with properties not accessible to any other experiment.

04/09/18

ADMX brings new excitement to dark matter search

Scientists on the Axion Dark Matter Experiment have demonstrated technology that could lead to the discovery of theoretical light dark matter particles called axions. 

01/16/18

Voyage into the dark sector

A hidden world of particles awaits.

11/07/17

Something borrowed

SLAC engineer Knut Skarpaas designs some of physics’ most challenging machines, finding inspiration in unexpected places.

11/06/17

An international celebration of dark matter

Around the world, scientists and non-scientists alike celebrated the first international Dark Matter Day.

 
10/31/17

How is the Force like dark matter?

For Dark Matter Day, scientist and Star Wars fan Dan McKinsey talks dark matter and the Force.

10/05/17

A radio for dark matter

Instead of searching for dark matter particles, a new device will search for dark matter waves.

09/15/17

SENSEI searches for light dark matter

Technology proposed 30 years ago to search for dark matter is finally seeing the light.

08/22/17

Expanding the search for dark matter

At a recent meeting, scientists shared ideas for searching for dark matter on the (relative) cheap.

08/15/17

Dark matter hunt with LUX-ZEPLIN

A video from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory explains how the upcoming LZ experiment will search for the missing 85 percent of the matter in the universe.

08/08/17

A new search for dark matter 6800 feet underground

Prototype tests of the future SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment are in full swing.

07/18/17

Shaking the dark matter paradigm

A theory about gravity challenges our understanding of the universe.

06/20/17

A speed trap for dark matter, revisited

A NASA rocket experiment could use the Doppler effect to look for signs of dark matter in mysterious X-ray emissions from space.

05/26/17

First results from search for a dark light

The Heavy Photon Search at Jefferson Lab is looking for a hypothetical particle from a hidden “dark sector.”

05/02/17

Mystery glow of Milky Way likely not dark matter

According to the Fermi LAT collaboration, the galaxy’s excessive gamma-ray glow likely comes from pulsars, the remains of collapsed ancient stars.