Radio receiver ‘listens’ for dark matter particles
Researchers have developed a way to “listen” for the signs of dark matter axions, the particles that may make up dark matter.
Forty years ago, scientists theorized a new kind of low-mass particle that could solve one of the enduring mysteries of nature: what dark matter is made of. Now a new chapter in the search for that particle has begun.
The Axion Dark Matter Experiment (ADMX) is the world’s first and only experiment to have achieved the necessary sensitivity to “hear” the telltale signs of dark matter axions.[…]