Dark matter makes up much of the universe, and surrounds us all like an invisible, clumpy soup. Physicists have hunted dark matter particles for decades, but they continue to elude observation.
Now construction of a major international experiment aimed at discovering dark matter could be constructed and operational by 2018, according to the SMU scientist on the experiment known as SuperCDMS SNOLAB. Continue reading
Dark matter has never been detected, but scientists believe it constitutes a large part of our universe. Key to finding dark matter is determining its mass, or the volume of matter it contains. Continue reading
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
Science students at the University of Texas at Arlington gathered Wednesday for a talk by SMU physicist Jodi Cooley about her work as part of a scientific team searching for dark matter.
Science News quotes SMU physicist Dr. Jodi Cooley in its Sept. 12 report “Hints of dark matter reported, again.”
The online story notes that two of the world’s particle detectors differ on whether dark matter has been spotted. Science journalist Devin Powell asked Cooley, assistant professor of experimental particle physics in SMU’s Physics Department, to weigh in on the matter. Cooley is part of the international collaboration of scientists that is hunting for dark matter on the CDMS II experiment in Minnesota’s Soudan mine.
2010 a year of advances for SMU scientific researchers at the vanguard of those helping civilization
See a sampling of the work they tackle, from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, to immigration, diabetes, evolution, childhood obesity and more. Besides working in campus labs and within the Dallas-area community, SMU scientists conduct research throughout the world. Continue reading
The search for mysterious dark matter at an abandoned mine in Minnesota is the subject of “Minnesota mine could yield secrets of the universe to SMU professor” aired Nov. 24 by WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas.
Cooley is a member of the collaboration on the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS II) experiment.
The search for mysterious dark matter at the Soudan mine in Minnesota is the subject of “Mining for Missing Matter” in the Aug. 28 issue of Science News.
Journalist Ron Cowen interviewed SMU scientist Jodi Cooley, an assistant professor of experimental particle physics in the SMU Physics Department. Cooley is a member of the collaboration on the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS II) experiment.
A scientific group of experimental particle physicists have reported in the latest issue of the journal Science that they cannot rule out that they may have seen a glimpse of dark matter.
Physicists have been searching for dark matter — the substance that makes up most of the matter in the universe — for decades. Jodi Cooley, an assistant professor of experimental particle physics in the SMU Physics Department, is a member of the collaboration on the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS II) experiment. Continue reading