SMU physicist Jodi Cooley leads SMU students as part of a global team searching for elusive dark matter — the “glue” that represents 85 percent of the matter in our universe but which has never been observed.
Cooley is a member of the scientific consortium called SuperCryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS), which operates a particle detector in Minnesota. Located in an underground abandoned mine, the detector is focused on detecting WIMPS, which some physicists theorize comprises dark matter. WIMPS are particles of such low mass that they rarely interact with ordinary matter, making them extremely difficult to detect. Continue reading
London’s Daily Mail Online covered the research of Dara Williams-Rossi, clinical assistant professor and director of undergraduate programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development.
The article by Ted Thornhill, Can’t get your boy to read? Buy him a Kindle, say researchers, published March 29. Continue reading
SMU Geothermal energy expert David Blackwell gave a Capitol Hill briefing Tuesday, March 27, on the growing opportunities for geothermal energy production in the United States.
Blackwell’s presentation outlined the variety of techniques available for geothermal production of electricity, the accessibility of unconventional geothermal resources across vast portions of the United States and the opportunities for synergy with the oil and gas industry. Continue reading
UPI covered the research of Dara Williams-Rossi, clinical assistant professor and director of undergraduate programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development.
Randle-Conde’s March 6 entry details his thoughts about “Cleaning the world’s biggest machine,” CERN’s Atlas detector. Continue reading
The findings come from a study of 199 middle school students who struggle with reading and who participated in a reading improvement class with Amazon’s Kindle e-reader, says Dara Williams-Rossi, SMU. Continue reading
The Explorers site acknowledges the work of the world’s scientists whose research is made possible in part through funding from National Geographic. Continue reading
SMU physicists at CERN find hints of long sought after Higgs boson — dubbed the fundamental “God” particle
Researchers at Switzerland-based CERN, the largest high-energy physics experiment in the world, have been seeking the Higgs boson since it was theorized in the 1960s. The so-called “God” particle is believed to play a fundamental role in solving the important mystery of why matter has mass. Continue reading