Scientists Piece Together the Largest U.S.-Based Dark Matter ExperimentUpper (left) and lower photomultiplier tube arrays are prepared for LZ at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota. Most of the remaining components needed to fully assemble an underground dark matter search experiment called LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ)
The Physics Division hosted its thirteenth “Physics in and Through Cosmology” workshop for high school physics teachers and students, June 24-28, 2019, at Berkeley Lab. The workshop was designed for Physics teachers and highly motivated high school students with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.The Physics Division hosted its thirteenth “Physics in and Through Cosmology” workshop for high school physics teachers and students, June 24-28, 2019, at Berkeley Lab. The workshop was designed for Physics teachers and highly motivated high school students with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Physics in and Through Cosmology Workshop
A New Filter to Better Map the Dark UniverseJust as a wine glass distorts an image showing temperature fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background in this photo illustration, large objects like galaxy clusters and galaxies can similarly distort this light to produce lensing effects.
Simons Foundation Contributes $20M to Observatory Exploring Early UniverseThe site of Simons Observatory in the Atacama Desert in Chile. (Credit: UC San Diego) The Simons Observatory, a Berkeley Lab-involved project under construction in Chile’s Atacama Desert that will measure the properties of universe’s early light – the cosmic microwave background (CMB) – with extreme precision, has received a new commitment of $20 million from the Simons Foundation.
What if Dark Matter is Lighter? Report Calls for Small Experiments to Broaden the HuntJunsong Lin, an affiliate in Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division and UC Berkeley postdoctoral researcher, holds components of a low-mass dark matter detector that is now in development.
The ‘Little’ Computer Cluster That CouldThe PDSF computer cluster in 2003. Decades before “big data” and “the cloud” were a part of our everyday lives and conversations, a custom computer cluster based at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) enabled physicists around the world to remotely and simultaneously analyze and visualize data.
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