Successful Startup of Particle Detector Aims to Pin Down Dark Matter

July 7, 2022

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5-15 mins
Night Sky With Stars And Milky Way Universe
Presented by Michigan News

Bjoern Penning, a U-M department of physics assistant professor, discusses the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) Dark Matter Experiment, a new particle detector for dark matter. Penning notes that dark matter is key to further understanding the universe as it shapes the form and movement of galaxies but is unseen as it does not emit, absorb, or scatter light. The faculty expert highlights the composition and process behind the LZ dark matter detector, explaining the critical implications for exploring the universe.

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