Dark Matter Rumour

It is always welcome for something whose reality was very much in question to be properly discovered.  Recall our curious posts on the possible existence of remnant populations of dawn age reptiles.  One can investigate the supporting arguments and satisfy oneself that the existence is not impossibility.  Until you have a sample you have only an interesting investigation.


Hopefully we gain a creditable understanding of the phenomena without waiting a decade.


However at this point the discovery is also a possible false alarm and will take plenty of effort to show that it is not.  So let us be fair and give this ample time to be investigated.



Rumor of the Discovery of Particles of Dark Matter




CDMS is located deep underground in the Soudan mine in Minnesota, to protect it from the hail of cosmic rays that would otherwise wash out any dark matter signal. The gossip mill went into overdrive after a rumour leaked out that the CDMS collaboration has had a paper accepted by the journal Nature. Word is that the paper will appear in the 18 December issue.

CDMS Statement - December 10, 2009 

The CDMS collaboration has completed the analysis of the final CDMS-II runs, which more than doubled the total data from all previous runs combined. The collaboration is working hard to complete the first scientific publication about these new results and plans to submit the manuscript to arXiv.org ( http://arXiv.org ) before the two primary CDMS talks scheduled for Thursday, December 17, 2009 at Fermilab and at SLAC. Jodi Cooley, the CDMS analysis coordinator and a professor from Southern Methodist University, will present the talk at SLAC at 2 p.m. PST, and Lauren Hsu, a scientist from Fermilab, will present the talk at Fermilab at 4 p.m. CST. A Web cast of Cooleys talk will be available on the CDMS Web site  ( http://cdms.berkeley.edu/  )

No comments:

Post a Comment