A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication
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Miraculous WIMPs

What are WIMPs, and what makes them such popular dark matter candidates? 

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A goldmine of scientific research

The underground home of the LUX dark matter experiment has a rich scientific history.

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DES releases dark matter map

The Dark Energy Survey's detailed maps may help scientists better understand galaxy formation.

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Seeing dark matter without seeing

Indirect detection experiments might be the key to discovering invisible dark matter.

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Physics for the people

Citizen scientists dive into particle physics and astrophysics research.

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10 unusual detector materials

The past century has generated some creative ideas for tracking particles.

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Of symmetries, the strong force and Helen Quinn

Scientist Helen Quinn has had a significant impact on the field of theoretical physics.

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Dark horse of the dark matter hunt

Dark matter might be made up of a type of particle not many scientists are looking for: the axion.

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Mirror, mirror

After more than six years of grinding and polishing, the first-ever dual-surface mirror for a major telescope is complete.

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Transition edge sensors

An update to technology more than a century old might be key to making the next big discovery in particle physics.