Dark Matter

DES clinches the most precise cosmological results ever extracted from gravitational lensing

By: Mandeep S.S. Gill and Michael Baumer

Editors: Rachel Wolf, Ross Cawthon, Kathy Romer, Anthony Kremin

S8 vs. Omega_m plot, courtesy of the DES collaboration.

On the trail of Dark Matter with LUX-ZEPLIN

SLAC scientists are helping to build and test one of the biggest and most sensitive detectors ever designed to catch hypothetical WIMP particles.

LZ Collaboration logo. (Credit: LZ Collaboration.)

Standard Model of the Universe Withstands Most Precise Test by Dark Energy Survey

SLAC and Stanford astrophysicists made crucial contributions to the galaxy survey, showing that the universe clumps and expands as predicted by our best cosmological models.

Blanco Telescope and Milky Way. (Reidar Hahn/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.)

Get crackin’ and start SLAC-in’: SLAC tours are back in action!

By Kelly Stifter

The author (l) in the LZ lab. (Photo courtesy Kelly Stifter.)
The author (l) at work in the LZ lab with UMASS student Chris Nedlik. (Credit: Steffan Luitz.)

Ever wanted to learn about dark matter—the elusive particle that holds galaxies and galaxy clusters together? What about dark energy—the mysterious force that is causing our universe to expand at a continually increasing rate? If so, you’re in luck!

One side of the SLAC squished penny. (Credit: KIPAC.)

The Devil is in the Details: What Galaxy Dynamics Can Tell Us About Dark Matter

By Harry Desmond

Harry Desmond

M33 courtesy ESO

What these students did for their summer vacation: 2016 undergraduate research at KIPAC!

by Lori Ann White

Some things just go together. Hot dogs and mustard, smart phones and selfies, school and summer vacation. But science is a year-round proposition, and several undergrads didn't seem to mind forgoing their summer vacations to pursue a variety of research opportunities with members of KIPAC. (Protip: it’s never too soon to start thinking about next summer!)

SULI students come to SLAC

Brett Harvey explains his research to Pat Burchat.

The Dark Energy Camera: a powerfully capable instrument for the modern era of massive cosmological surveys

By Kevin Reil

Star Trails

Newly found "dwarf" galaxies having an outsized impact

(NB: Based on a SLAC NAL press release )


The Collision of Indirect Dark Matter Signals with the Hard Reality of Merging Galaxy Clusters

By Ken Van Tilburg and Tim Wiser


Where are they now? -- An Interview with KIPAC alum Marusa Bradac

In the series, "Where are they now?" we check in with KIPAC alumni: where they are now, how they've fared since their days exploring particle astrophysics and cosmology at the Institute, and how their KIPAC experiences have shaped their journeys.