dark matter

Only about 5% of the matter in the Universe is visible. The rest is of an unknown nature and is referred to as dark matter (27%) and dark energy (68%). Finding out what it consists of is a major question for modern science.

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Dark matter

Physics

CAST-CAPP inches closer to axion dark matter

The CAPP axion haloscope at the CAST experiment has hunted for axions from the Milky Way’s “halo” of dark matter, and has narrowed down the theoretical space in which to look for these hypothetical particles

News
Physics
02 December, 2022
Physics
News
02 December, 2022

Celebrate Dark Matter Day 2022 with CERN

This spooky season, CERN, along with multiple scientific organisations around the world, is celebrating the hunt for dark matter

Announcement
At CERN
24 October, 2022
At CERN
Announcement
24 October, 2022

LHCb reveals secret of antimatter creation in cosmic collisions

The finding may help determine whether or not any antimatter seen by experiments in space originates from dark matter

News
Physics
07 April, 2022

ATLAS and CMS chase the invisible with the Higgs boson

The collaborations have set stringent new bounds on the fraction of Higgs bosons transforming into invisible particles

News
Physics
24 February, 2022

Countdown to Dark Matter Day

CERN joins the global celebration of Dark Matter Day on and around 31 October with several activities

News
Knowledge sharing
26 October, 2021
Knowledge sharing
News
26 October, 2021

RADES joins the hunt for dark matter

One of the latest additions to the CAST experiment has set a new limit on the strength of the interaction between photons and hypothetical dark-matter particles called axions

News
Physics
25 May, 2021
Physics
News
25 May, 2021

LS2 Report: FASER is born

FASER, the Forward Search Experiment, has been installed in the LHC tunnel during Long Shutdown 2. It is currently being tested and will start taking data next year

News
Experiments
24 March, 2021
Experiments
News
24 March, 2021

BASE opens up new possibilities in the search for cold dark matter

The Baryon Antibaryon Symmetry Experiment (BASE) at CERN’s Antimatter Factory has set new limits on how easily axion-like particles could turn into photons

News
Physics
26 January, 2021

A live marathon with Dark Matter hunters at CERN on 30 October 2020

On 30 October, CERN will be joining scientists around the world who are shedding light on one of the darkest mysteries of our universe to celebrate Dark Matter Day 2020

News
At CERN
23 October, 2020

Breaking new ground in the search for dark matter

Our fourth story in the LHC Physics at Ten series discusses the LHC’s hunt for the hypothetical particle that may make up dark matter

Feature
Physics
07 August, 2020

Chasing particles with tiny electric charges

Researchers have conducted the first search at a hadron collider for elementary particles with electric charges smaller than a tenth of the electron charge

News
Physics
14 July, 2020