Shining a light on dark matter

Experimental Particles Physicist Jodi Cooley researches what once was sounded like science fiction; the search for dark matter.

Scientists have begun research and design and are building prototypes for the next-generation SuperCDMS, known by its full name as the Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search. It will be located at SNOLAB, an existing underground science laboratory in Ontario, Canada, according to Cooley, a SuperCDMS scientist.
Cooley heads the dark matter project team at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and is the lead scientist on the SuperCDMS experiments. She has won numerous awards for her research including an Early Career Award from the National Science Foundation and the Ralph E. Powe Jr. Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

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Jodi Cooley Research

Second Generation Dark Matter Experiment Coming Snolab

NSF Career Award

Light on dark matter

SMU CDMS home page

About Jodi Cooley (bio)

About the SMU Department of Physics