TED-Ed: The hunt for dark matter

An animation made with TED-Ed to explain what dark matter is and how CERN is looking for it

Around 85% of the matter in our Universe is a mystery. If this dark matter has never been observed, how do we know what it is, and how do scientists know where to start looking? This new animation, made in collaboration with TED-Ed, shows how the LHC is hoping to recreate these theoretical dark matter particles, and what this will tell us about our world. 

Read more about the content in this animation on the TED-Ed website and stay tuned for Dark Matter Day on 31 October 2017: http://www.darkmatterday.com/