The Neutrino and Dark Matter Group at MIT is more than just about neutrinos, or dark matter. The consortium of four faculty members (Conrad, Formaggio, Perez and Winslow) are focused on understanding the properties of some of the most elusive particles in the Universe, both to strengthen our understanding of the Standard Model and to push its boundaries. The group is involved in understanding questions regarding the scale and nature neutrino mass and the origins of the matter/anti-matter asymmetry in the universe. It is involved in particles from terrestrial sources and from the cosmos. Their means and methods involve instruments that hover above the atmosphere and that live many miles below the Earth’s surface. They range in size from complete ice sheaths to detectors that fit in the palm of your hand.
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Junior faculty in experimental particle physics and astrophysics talk about how they got into physics, their favorite parts of the experimental process and how they spend their time outside the lab.
November 26, 2019
Matthew Evans, Joseph Formaggio, Markus Klute, and Anne White are named MIT’s newest APS fellows for their contributions to physics.
September 20, 2019
Joseph Formaggio explains the discovery that the ghostly particle must be no more than 1 electronvolt, half as massive as previously thought.
September 16, 2019
In its first run, ABRACADABRA detects no signal of the hypothetical dark matter particle within a specific mass range.
March 29, 2019
Professor Janet Conrad is on a quest to find the elusive “ghost” particle—and turn physics on its head.
October 23, 2018
Moitra, O’Gorman, Perez, and Minicozzi were nominated by students and colleagues for demonstrating excellence in instruction.
August 20, 2018
Four students are first beneficiaries of grant program established by Assistant Professor Lindley Winslow with support from the Heising-Simons Foundation.
August 2, 2018
Most thorough test to date finds no Lorentz violation in high-energy neutrinos.
July 16, 2018
The “ghostly particle” is confirmed to have originated from a blazar, nearly 4 billion light years from Earth.
July 13, 2018
KATRIN experiment investigates the ghostly particle.
June 8, 2018
Data could shed light on why the universe has more matter than antimatter.
March 26, 2018