Could the mysteries of antimatter and dark matter be linked?

The BASE group collaborators wondered whether the lack of antimatter might be because it interacts differently with dark matter, and set out to test this.  NOVEMBER 13, 2019 by RIKEN Could the profound mysteries of antimatter and dark matter be linked? Thinking that they might be, scientists from the international BASE collaboration, led by Stefan Ulmer […]

First magnet installed for the ALPS II experiment at DESY

There are several theories that try to explain the nature of dark matter and the particles it may consist of.  OCTOBER 29, 2019 by Dr. Thomas Zoufal, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron The international ALPS II (“Any light particle search”) collaboration installed the first of 24 superconducting magnets today, marking the start of the installation of a unique particle […]

Physicists report a way to ‘hear’ dark matter

OCTOBER 9, 2019 by Stockholm University Physicists at Stockholm University and the Max Planck Institute for Physics have turned to plasmas in a proposal that could revolutionise the search for the elusive dark matter. Dark matter makes up 85 percent of the matter in the universe. Originally introduced to explain why the strong force, which holds together […]

This is how a “fuzzy” universe may have looked

Scientists simulate early galaxy formation in a universe of dark matter that is ultralight, or “fuzzy,” rather than cold or warm. Jennifer Chu | MIT News OfficeOctober 3, 2019 Dark matter was likely the starting ingredient for brewing up the very first galaxies in the universe. Shortly after the Big Bang, particles of dark matter […]