Dark Matter Detector Nearing Activation in Mine


Physics Professor Harry Nelson is a principal investigator on the Large Underground Xenon experiment, which will use the world's most sensitive dark matter detector, lowered earlier this month into a 70,000-gallon water tank nearly a mile beneath the earth's surface, hopefully to isolate dark matter from the cosmic radiation that makes it impossible to detect above ground.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012