Saturday, March 15, 2008


CDMS stands for Cryogenic Dark Matter Search, whose home page is here. I understand that thsi experiment now has the best constraints on cold dark matter. As you know, dark matter has been with us now for many decades, first discovered by Vera Rubin in the rotation curve of galaxies. Dark matter is an important ingredient for constraining extensions of the standard model particle content and their interactions. It is one of the keystones for the interlinking of cosmology and particle physics. It would be very nice if some one could come around and give us a talk on exactly what this experiment has done.

Downdate: Fritz Zwicky had already suspected the existence of dark matter couple of decades before Vera Rubin. Should have written that too.

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