Department of Energy awards Fermilab funding for next-generation dark matter research

Categories: Intensity Frontier
Published on: November 20, 2019
Engineers work on highly sensitive skipper CCDs. Researchers will use these sensors to search for low-mass dark matter particles. Photo: Reidar Hahn

In October 2019, the Department of Energy announced that it has awarded scientists at its Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory funding to boost research on dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up an astounding 85% of the matter in the universe.

The award will fund two Fermilab projects focused on searching for dark matter particles of low mass — less than the mass of a proton.

A press releases from Fermilab, edited by Leah Hesla.

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