Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
Astrophysical Journal Scientists spot explosive counterpart of LIGO/Virgo's latest gravitational waves
A team of scientists using the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), the primary observing tool of the Dark Energy Survey, was among the first to observe the fiery aftermath of a recently detected burst of gravitational waves, recording images of the first confirmed explosion from two colliding neutron stars ever seen by astronomers.
US Department of Energy Office of Science, National Science Foundation
Public Release: 3-Aug-2017
American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields Meeting Dark Energy Survey reveals most accurate measurement of universe's dark matter
Dark Energy Survey scientists have unveiled the most accurate measurement ever made of the present large-scale structure of the universe. These measurements of the amount and 'clumpiness' (or distribution) of dark matter in the present-day cosmos were made with a precision that, for the first time, rivals that of inferences from the early universe by the European Space Agency's orbiting Planck observatory.
US Department of Energy Office of Science
Public Release: 6-Jun-2017 Follow the fantastic voyage of the ICARUS neutrino detector
The ICARUS neutrino detector, the largest of its kind, will make its way across the ocean to Fermilab this summer, where it will join the hunt for sterile neutrinos.
US Department of Energy, CERN, Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Public Release: 1-Jun-2017 Muon magnet's moment has arrived
On May 31, the 50-foot-wide superconducting electromagnet at the center of the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab saw its first beam of muon particles from Fermilab's accelerators, kicking off a three-year effort to measure just what happens to those particles when placed in a stunningly precise magnetic field. The answer could rewrite scientists' picture of the universe and how it works.
Department of Energy, National Science Foundation
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