CERN Accelerating science

Dark Matter

Accelerating for dark discoveries

by Stefania Gori (UC Santa Cruz)

A review of how future high-energy and high-intensity colliders can cover a unique role in unraveling the dark matter and the associated dark sectors of the Universe.

Experimental searches for solar and dark matter axions

by Igor G. Irastorza (University of Zaragoza), Panos Charitos (CERN)

Discussing the ongoing experimental searches for axions at CERN.  

Interview with Helen Quinn

by Panos Charitos

An interview with Helen Quinn about the steps that led to the formulation of the Peccei-Quinn mechanism and the value of science education for citizens. 

Results from XENON1T, the world’s largest and most sensitive detector dedicated to a direct search for WIMPs were reported last month.

Search for axions in streaming dark matter

by Horst Fischer (University of Freiburg, Germany), Yannis Semertzidis (Institute for Basic Science, Daejeon, Korea), Konstantin Zioutas (University of Patras, Greece)

A recent paper suggests that streaming dark matter (DM) axions may be the better source for discovering the candidate particles of one of the few fundamental open questions in physics

Interview with James Pebbles

by Panos Charitos

An interview with Jim Peebles, one of the world's foremost cosmologists and an emeritus professor at Princeton University, where since 1984 he was the Albert Einstein Professor of Science. With Robert Dicke he predicted the existence of the cosmic background radiation while he largely contributed to establishing the big bang model and furthering our understanding of the universe.