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Division of Physics

Direct Detection Dark Matter Experiments

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Name Email Phone Room
Jean  Cottam Allen (703) 292-8783   
James  Whitmore (703) 292-8908  1015N  


Solicitation  13-597

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This solicitation invites proposals for support of R&D and construction of future generation experiments that conduct direct-detection searches for dark matter particles.  Proposals are not limited to searches for WIMPs or axions; any viable dark matter species may be the object of an investigation.

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program