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Video: Dark matter hunt with LUX-ZEPLIN

Researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are on a quest to solve one of physics' biggest mysteries: What exactly is dark matter – the invisible substance that accounts for 85 percent ...

dateAug 15, 2017 in General Physics
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Massive particles test standard quantum theory

In quantum mechanics particles can behave as waves and take many paths through an experiment. It requires only combinations of pairs of paths, rather than three or more, to determine the probability for a particle to arrive ...

dateAug 11, 2017 in Quantum Physics
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Magnetic fields in powerful radio jets

Super-massive black holes at the centers of galaxies can spawn tremendous bipolar jets when matter in the vicinity forms a hot, accreting disk around the black hole. The rapidly moving charged particles in the jets radiate ...

dateDec 28, 2015 in Astronomy
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Hunting for dark matter in a gold mine

"What really impressed me was the trip down," said astrophysicist James Buckley, PhD, speaking of the vertical mile he traveled to get to the site of an underground dark-matter experiment. "You can see you're moving at a ...

dateDec 09, 2014 in General Physics
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Patterns of interfering massive particles

Two-particle interference has been the focus of many studies, specifically in quantum optics with photons. However, interference between two massive, identical particles is not so well understood. In a study published in ...

dateMar 04, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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