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Particle Physics Projects

 

cryostat withour detectors Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics

The LBNL Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics (INPA) unites research in astrophysics - including solar neutrinos, cosmic rays, dark matter, supernovae, cosmic background radiation and theoretical astrophysics.

Cryogenic Dark Matter Search

Using state-of-the-art cryogenic germanium and silicon detectors, the CDMSII collaboration is searching for weakly-interacting massive particles, or WIMPS, whose discovery could resolve the dark matter problem, revolutionizing particle physics and cosmology.