SuperCDMS

From APS News, July 2018: Scientists are looking down a number of avenues for dark matter. Fermilab’s Daniel Bowring and Dan Hooper discuss the search, and members of SuperCDMS, ADMX and other collaborations are on the hunt.

Some scientists spend decades trying to catch a glimpse of a rare process. But with good experimental design and a lot of luck, they often need only a handful of signals to make a discovery.

The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search has gone through a number of major changes over the years. In 2002, operations moved from Stanford University to the Soudan Mine in Minnesota. In 2010, the CDMS collaboration installed more advanced germanium detectors and renamed itself SuperCDMS. And in 2019, the experiment will begin a new phase in the underground Canadian laboratory SNOLAB. Fermilab scientist Dan Bauer will lead the SuperCDMS collaboration through this upcoming transition as its recently elected spokesperson. He began his… More »