A Glimpse At The Heart Of Dark Matter

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Jodi Cooley

The scientific world was all ears Dec. 17 when SMU Assistant Professor of Experimental Physics Jodi Cooley announced the highly
anticipated research finding that scientists may have finally caught a glimpse of dark matter.

Speaking at Stanford University, Cooley represented a collaboration of 80 scientists who have been searching for dark matter since 2003.

The results of the experiment, located a half-mile beneath the earth in the Soudan Underground Mine State Park in northern Minnesota, generated headlines in The New York Times, Scientific American, Discover and many others. The result was published in the prestigious journal Science.

According to astronomical observations of the universe, dark matter makes up 25 percent of the universe and 85 percent of existing matter.

As physics analysis coordinator for the experiment, known as the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search collaboration, Cooley unveiled the research and findings in a webcast to science journalists worldwide.


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The scientific world was all ears Dec. 17 when SMU Assistant Professor of Experimental Physics Jodi Cooley announced the highly anticipated research finding that scientists may have finally caught a glimpse of dark matter.

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