dark matter

Researchers led by Fermilab and the University of Chicago have developed a novel new detector, the Broadband Reflector Experiment for Axion Detection, designed to look for dark matter in the form of particles known as axions and dark photons.

The BREAD experiment has delivered its first results. The table top axion detection system showed how the concept of BREAD iss inexpensive and did not take up a lot of space. BREAD was developed by Fermilab and University of Chicago scientists and aims to study axions to answer the mystery of dark matter.

A collaboration scientists working on the Broadband Reflector Experiment for Axion Detection recently released their first results in the search for dark matter. Although they did not find dark matter, they narrowed the constraints for where it might be and demonstrated a unique approach that may speed up the search for the mysterious substance, at relatively little space and cost.

Cosmic rays observed in successful test of Fermilab’s prototype x-ray detector

Fermilab scientist Juan Estrada recently took his novel Skipper detector technology to students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at U of I run a thermal vacuum test for the DarkNESS mission. The test successfully demonstrated the crucial thermal control capabilities required for the detector operation.

A UK consortium has partnered with Fermilab to construct a 100-meter-long quantum experiment, MAGIS-100. The experiment is under construction at Fermilab and will help scientists demonstrate the superposition of atoms and advance the search for ultralight dark-matter particles.

From the The Globe and Mail (Canada), Aug. 5, 2023: Scientists and researchers at SNOLAB are assembling a new experiment known as the Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search to help solve the mystery of, what is the dark of dark matter? Fermilab associate scientist, Daniel Baxter who worked at the SNOLAB facility two kilometers beneath the Earth’s surface, weighs in.