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

Hunting for millicharged particles at the LHC

The FASER and FORMOSA collaborations team up to test a demonstrator experiment to detect particles with a tiny electrical charge

News
Experiments
14 May, 2024

NA64 uses the high-energy SPS muon beam to search for dark matter

The NA64 collaboration has used a muon beam for the first time to search for dark matter and could set new limits for a potential dark Z' boson

News
Experiments
18 May, 2024

MADMAX at the forefront of the search for axions

The MADMAX experiment at CERN’s North Area probes dark matter candidates with two new prototypes

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Experiments
13 May, 2024

SHiP sets sail to explore the hidden sector

The experiment is designed to detect very feebly interacting particles, including candidate dark-matter particles

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Experiments
19 April, 2024
Experiments
News
19 April, 2024

Celebrate Dark Matter Day at CERN Science Gateway

On 3 November, Nobel laureate Michel Mayor and other scientists will shed light on the dark side of the sky to celebrate Dark Matter Day 2023 at CERN

News
At CERN
26 October, 2023

CERN tech to help investigate the dark universe

ESA’s recently launched Euclid telescope will rely on CERN software and computing infrastructure to help it map the effects of dark matter and dark energy on the Universe

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Experiments
01 July, 2023

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

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Physics
02 December, 2022
Physics
News
02 December, 2022

ALICE estimates how transparent the Milky Way is to antimatter

The finding will help space- and balloon-based searches for antimatter that may have originated from dark matter

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Physics
12 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

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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

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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

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Physics
24 February, 2022