Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS)

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May 7, 2018
Press Release
The SuperCDMS SNOLAB project, a multi-institutional effort led by SLAC, is expanding the hunt for dark matter to particles with properties not accessible to any other experiment.
SuperCDMS Detector 2
August 10, 2017
News Feature
Zeeshan Ahmed, Frederico Fiuza and Emilio Nanni will each receive about $2.5 million over five years to pursue cutting-edge research into cosmic inflation, plasma acceleration and using terahertz waves to accelerate particles.
SLAC's 2017 DOE Early Career Award winners
August 8, 2017
News Feature
Prototype tests of the future SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment are in full swing.
May 31, 2016
News Feature
Meet the world’s deepest underground physics facilities.
February 8, 2016
News Feature
Dark matter hunters around the world pursue three approaches to look for fingerprints of ghostly WIMPs: on the Earth’s surface, underground and in space.
November 6, 2015
New technology and new thinking are pushing the dark matter hunt to lower and lower masses.
September 17, 2015
News Feature
Dark matter experiments are becoming so sensitive, even the ghostliest of particles will soon get in the way.
February 26, 2015
News Feature
When SuperCDMS SNOLAB turns on in 2018 at the underground science laboratory in Canada, it will be able to see dark matter particles 10 times lighter than previous searches.
July 11, 2014
News Feature
Together, three experiments, two with major SLAC contributions, will search for a variety of types of dark matter particles.
May 19, 2014
The Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel’s recommendations will set the course for the future of particle physics in the United States.