Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology (PAC)

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May 31, 2016
News Feature
Meet the world’s deepest underground physics facilities.
April 15, 2016
News Feature
Computer simulations and lab experiments help researchers understand the violent universe and could potentially lead to new technologies that benefit humankind.
March 16, 2016
News Feature
A new experiment at the South Pole picks up where BICEP2 left off.
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.
December 14, 2015
News Feature
Dark matter hunters of the LUX collaboration have ruled out a larger-than-ever range of properties that hypothetical dark matter particles might have had.
August 31, 2015
Press Release
The Department of Energy has approved the start of construction for a 3.2-gigapixel digital camera – the world’s largest – at the heart of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).
June 11, 2015
News Feature
The fellowship will support their research on new capabilities for the lab's X-ray free-electron lasers and new telescope technology to look for signs of cosmic inflation.
May 20, 2015
News Feature
Researchers at SLAC are setting up a test stand and liquid xenon purification system for the future LZ experiment, which is scheduled to begin its search for dark matter particles in 2019.
April 13, 2015
News Feature
Dark Energy Survey scientists have released a detailed map of dark matter – crucial information for a better understanding of galaxy formation and dark energy.
March 10, 2015
News Feature
Reports by groups including Dark Energy Survey and Large Area Telescope scientists may provide new clues about the properties of mysterious dark matter.