Thursday, 17 December 2009

Dark matter detected in the underworld

As expected, dark matter has hit the headlines, with the publication of new results from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS).

As reported last week, new data from the CDMS subterranean experiment, seems to reveal two events that have characteristics consistent with the particles that physicists believe make up dark matter.

The results are still controversial. Some believe the signals could be other particles with interactions that mimic the signals of dark matter candidates.
Symmetry Magazine provides a good round up of the debate:

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