Stephen Sekula says observation of the Higgs particle transforming into bottom quarks confirms the 20th-century recipe for mass DALLAS (SMU) – Scientists conducting physics experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider have announced the discovery of the Higgs boson transforming, as it decays, into subatomic particles called bottom quarks, an observation that confirms that the "Standard [...]
SMU physicist and her students join national laboratories, other universities in high-stakes hunt for elusive dark matter
SMU physicist Jodi Cooley is a member of the international scientific team that will use a powerful new tool to understand one of the biggest mysteries of modern physics.
SMU and other members of a scientific consortium prepare for installation of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument to survey the night sky from a mile-high mountain peak in Arizona As part of a large scientific consortium studying dark energy, SMU physicists are on course to help create the largest 3-D map of the universe ever [...]
Exploring the mysteries of the universe: Reality in the Shadows
The CW33 TV interviewed SMU physics professor Jodi Cooley about the capers afoot in celebration of International Dark Matter Day.
SMU Dark Matter Day celebration culminates in a dark matter rock hunt on Halloween
Thousands of students, faculty and townspeople showed up on campus Monday, Aug. 22 to view the Great American Solar Eclipse at a viewing hosted by Dedman College and the SMU Physics Department.
Dallas Innovates covered the research of SMU physicist Thomas Coan, a U.S. scientist on DUNE — the massive particle detector being built a mile underground to unlock the mysteries of neutrino particles.
SMU is one of more than 100 institutions from around the world building hardware for a massive particle detector that could change our view of the universe.