Searching for axions: Revealing the dark matter particle

Searching for axions

Dark matter is one of the central mysteries of modern cosmology. Even after many years of investigation into the true nature of this enigmatic component of our Universe, every search for its cause has so far come up short. Dr David J. E. Marsh at the University of Göttingen believes that the solution lies with a fundamental particle which was […]

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Uncovering the underlying geometrical structure for an extension of the theory of electroweak interaction and the Dark Matter problem

Uncovering the underlying geometrical structure for an extension of the theory of electroweak interaction and the Dark Matter problem

Describing the behaviour of all fundamental particles and forces as we know them, the Standard Model has held up to every experiment physicists have undertaken to date. Frustratingly, however, the theory remains far from complete. Dr Joachim Herrmann at the Max Born Institute in Berlin suggests the tangent bundle as the underlying geometrical structure for an extension of the Standard […]

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Search for dark matter with cool crystals

Search for dark matter with cool crystals

Dark matter is one of the most elusive constituents in the universe; escaping our detection for decades since astronomers first theorised its existence. In his research, Dr Jing Liu at the University of South Dakota proposes an unconventional usage of light-emitting crystals to detect dark matter produced in particle accelerators on the Earth. His team is prototyping a detector consisting […]

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