A large superconducting magnet could cast light on the dark universe.
With the discovery of a Higgs boson at the LHC two years ago, the last piece of the Standard Model puzzle fell into place. Yet, several mysteries remain, one of which is the enigma of the origin of da...
While it is now generally accepted that dark matter makes up the majority of the mass in the universe, little is known about what it is.
The collaboration that built and runs the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment, operating in the Sanford Underground Research Laboratory, has released its first results in the search for weakly in...
The XENON collaboration's search for dark matter.
Astronomical observations – such as the rotation velocities of galaxies and gravitational lensing – show that more than 80% of the matter in the universe remains invisible.
In November the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) released its second major result of 2012, using 48,000 quasars with redshifts (z) up to 3.5 as backlights to map intergalactic hydrogen ...
John Swain reviews in 2012 The 4% Universe. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality.
By professional astronomy standards, the 2.5 m telescope at Apache Point Observatory is quite small. More than 50 research telescopes are larger and many are located at much better sites.
The XENON collaboration has announced results that provide no evidence for the existence of weakly interacting massive particles.