20 April 2011
The primary purpose of the flight is to deliver the $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, or AMS, particle detector, an instrument designed to detect dark matter, antimatter and other exotic phenomena.
19 April 2011
The SuperB project uses the assumption that particle accelerators, smaller than the current ‘giants’, operated at a low energy, can enable excellent scientific results complementary to the high energy frontier. The crucial element consists in getting particle beams – which are extremely compact, small, short and very dense – to collide.
15 April 2011
After analyzing one hundred days of data taken with the XENON100 experiment, they see no evidence for the existence of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), the leading candidates for the mysterious dark matter.
14 April 2011
The XENON100 experiment has placed the tightest limits yet on the properties of dark matter.
13 April 2011
After years of waiting, the world’s biggest and best neutrino detector has started its search for the source of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays that constantly bombard the Earth’s atmosphere. And it’s seen exactly zilch.
from New York Times
13 April 2011
This could have been the day they discovered dark matter.
12 April 2011
Since early February, scientists supported by the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science have been bracing for massive layoffs at the department’s 10 national laboratories and the temporary closure of many of the large user facilities located there.