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Experimental particle physicist Jodi Cooley hunts for dark matter

Dark matter makes up much of the universe, and surrounds us all like an invisible soup. Physicists have hunted dark matter particles for decades, but they continue to elude observation.   Now a major international experiment aimed at discovering dark … Continue reading

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Light from huge explosion 12 billion years ago reaches Earth

Known as a gamma-ray burst, the intense light captured in the night sky resulted from one of the biggest and hottest explosions in the universe, occurring shortly after the Big Bang.Intense light from the enormous explosion of a star more … Continue reading

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SMU Daily Campus: Navigating neutrinos — Professor studies most elusive particle in the universe

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Search for dark matter covers new ground with CDMS experiment in Minnesota

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Year of the Faculty- Stephen Sekula

  Stephen Sekula, Assistant Professor of Experimental Particle Physics is featured on Dedman College’s website.  READ MORE

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NOvA experiment glimpses neutrinos, one of nature’s most abundant, and elusive particles

Ghostly particles that constantly bombard us can offer clues to the early moments of our universe Scientists hunting one of nature’s most elusive, yet abundant, elementary particles announced today they’ve succeeded in their first efforts to glimpse neutrinos using a … Continue reading

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SMU physicists celebrate Nobel Prize for discovery of Higgs boson “god particle”

  SMU’s experimental physics group played a pivotal role in discovering the Higgs boson — the particle that proves the theory for which two scientists have received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics. READ MORE

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