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New MIT Detector Will Aid Dark Matter Search


December 10, 2008

inside view of a neutron detector Several research projects are underway to try and detect particles that may make up the mysterious "dark matter" believed to dominate the universe's mass. But, the existing detectors have a problem: They also pick up particles of ordinary matter that masquerade as the dark-matter particles. Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Jocelyn Monroe has a solution. A new detector she and her students have built just finished its initial testing last week. Full Story

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