Dark Matter Discovery

  • Balazs, Csaba (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Carena, Marcela (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Wagner, Carlos (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Description

    Recent astrophysical observation suggests that about eighty percent of matter in the Universe is non-luminous. While the corpuscular composition of this dark matter is unknown, it is certainly different from the known particles. This poses a major problem at the frontier of particle physics. Various theories containing exotic matter indicate that new particles can probably be detected at near future particle colliders (most notably at the CERN Large Hadron Collider). By combining experimental data from astrophysical observations and colliders, this project will examine our discovery potential for dark matter candidates in the context of various leading particle theory models.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date29/09/0831/12/14

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD338,000.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC)
    • Australian Research Council (ARC)
    • Monash University