Simulation of the dark-matter distribution in the universe. Credit: V. Springel et al. 2005 The latest on the Large Hadron Collider’s hunt for the hypothetical particle that may make up dark matter. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is renowned for the hunt for and discovery of the Higgs boson, but […]

“The Elephant in the room” — Illustration of the experimental setup to search for hidden matter inside the Earth. Credit: Nataniel L. Figueroa Using a network of gravimeters, Mainz-based scientists are attempting to track down weakly interacting matter in the interior of the Earth. An interdisciplinary research team led by […]

Animation Thinking Small: New Ideas in the Search for Dark Matter Since the 1980s, researchers have been running experiments in search of particles that make up dark matter, an invisible substance that permeates our galaxy and universe. Coined dark matter because it gives off no light, this substance, which constitutes […]

HD+ molecular ions (yellow and red pairs of dots: proton and deuteron; the electron is not shown) suspended in an ultra-high vacuum between atomic ions (blue dots), which are immobilized using a laser beam (blue). An electromagnetic wave (red-brown discs) causes the molecular ions to rotate. A further laser beam […]

A view of the underground ALICE detector used in the study of the antideuteron Credit: CERN The ALICE collaboration has presented new results on the production rates of antideuterons based on data collected at the highest collision energy delivered so far at the Large Hadron Collider. The antideuteron is composed […]

A photomultiplier tube array that is part of the LUX-ZEPLIN experiment at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota. The photomultiplier tubes are designed to detect signals produced by dark matter particle interactions. Credit: Matt Kapust/SURF Sanford Underground Research Facility transitions toward fuller site operations. Crews working on […]

Bose-Einstein condensate comagnetometer, formed by two distinct atomic internal states of 87Rb which are contained in the same spatial wavefunction. Credit: ICFO/ P. Gomez & M. Mitchell Scientists have been able to observe the universe and determine that about 80% of the its mass appears to be “dark matter,” which […]

UC Riverside physicists demonstrate ‘self-interacting dark matter’ model can be tested using astronomical observations of Draco and Fornax. A research team led by physicists at the University of California, Riverside, reports tiny satellite galaxies of the Milky Way can be used to test fundamental properties of “dark matter” — nonluminous material thought […]

Electrons and positrons collide within the Belle II detector. Credit: ill./©: Belle II The Belle II experiment started about one year ago. Physical Review Letters has now published the initial results of the detector. The work deals with a new particle in the context of dark matter, which accounts for […]