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Sudbury SNOLAB researchers win a 'science Oscar' for leading-edge research into dark matter


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SUDBURY -- A team of physicists collaborating on a major experiment at Sudbury's SNOLAB have received the science equivalent of an Oscar.

They have been honoured for their work in trying to solve a primary mystery facing particle physics today: the nature of dark matter.

 

Rouven Essig (Stony Brook University), Javier Tiffenberg (Fermilab), Tomer Volansky (Tel Aviv University) and Tien-Tien Yu (University of Oregon) received the 2021 New Horizons in Physics Prize for advances in the detection of sub-GeV dark matter, especially in regards to the SENSEI experiment.

 

"The SENSEI collaboration is comprised of experimental and theoretical physicists working together on the cutting edge of dark matter research," SNOLAB said in a news release Tuesday.

 

"Dark matter, so far observed only indirectly from its influence on other objects in the universe, accounts for about 80 per cent of the matter in the universe. Detecting it directly is one of the main goals of particle physics today."

 

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Might be a little selfish to post this as it's from my hometown, but science is science!!!

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