World's most sensitive dark matter detector delivers 1st results


A next-generation dark matter detector has started operations, already delivering its first results, which show it to be the most sensitive machine of this type on Earth. 

The machine could help unlock one of the biggest mysteries in physics  —  the nature of dark matter  —  by directly detecting its constituent particles for the first time.

Located deep below the Black Hills of South Dakota the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment —  operated by a team of 250 scientists led by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab)  —  passed the check-up phase of its start-up procedure with flying colors.


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Friday, July 1, 2022