Inside Science: Dark matter remains in the dark

24 February 2014

Inside Science is among the news outlets promoting researchers’ findings that dark matter has yet to be detected by scientists working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Europe. 

Much of the universe’s mass is believed to come from invisible, or dark, matter. However, scientists have not yet directly determined the particles that may make up most dark matter. Researchers at the LHC accelerator have been searching for dark-matter particles.  In Physical Review Letters (PRL), a journal of the American Physical Society, researchers at LHC’s ATLAS experimental collaboration reported that they have not found any dark-matter candidates to date, but will continue to search as the LHC reaches higher energies. For more information, see the Inside Science News Service article, To Date, Particle Supercollider Detects No Evidence Of Dark Matter. On Twitter, the ATLAS collaboration  and PRL editor Robert Garisto, who summarized the paper on APS’s Physics site, posted tweets that link to the ISNS article. Physics Today posted a link to the article on its Facebook page.

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