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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.

04/04/17

WIMPs in the dark matter wind

We know which way the dark matter wind should blow. Now we just have to find it.

03/17/17

Q&A: Dark matter next door?

Astrophysicists Eric Charles and Mattia Di Mauro discuss the surprising glow of our neighbor galaxy. 

02/13/17

LZ dark matter detector on fast track

Construction has officially launched for the LZ next-generation dark matter experiment.

11/08/16

The origins of dark matter

Theorists think dark matter was forged in the hot aftermath of the Big Bang.