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09/30/19

A day in the life of a cosmic-ray ‘bookkeeper’

Early-career physicist Jonathan LeyVa is helping to build one of the world’s most sensitive dark matter detectors.

08/13/19

Testing DAMA

An Italian experiment has a 20-year signal of what could be dark matter—and scientists are embarking on their most promising efforts yet to confirm or refute its results.

07/18/19

A day in the life of a dark matter data wrangler

Maria Elena Monzani prepares an international team to search for clues to one of the biggest scientific mysteries.

06/10/19

Berkeley leans into search for light dark matter

Dark matter could be much lower in mass and slighter in energy than previously thought.

04/18/19

What gravitational waves can say about dark matter

Scientists think that, under some circumstances, dark matter could generate powerful enough gravitational waves for equipment like LIGO to detect.

04/09/19

All hands on deck

Some theorists have taken to designing their own experiments to broaden the search for dark matter.

03/05/19

A tiny new experiment at the LHC

The story of the latest experiment approved for installation at the Large Hadron Collider starts with a theorist and a question about dark matter.

10/16/18

Looking for dark matter using quantum technology

Fermilab scientists are harnessing quantum technology in the search for dark matter.

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.