User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


68° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Brown Physicist Searching For Dark Matter

November 21, 2012, 12:08 PM

Brown Physicist Searching For Dark Matter
PROVIDENCE, RI -

A Brown University physicist is one of the leaders of a hunt for mysterious dark matter in a former gold mine deep below South Dakota.

Professor Rick Gaitskell is one of the investigators behind the Large Underground Xenon experiment, which features a detector designed to find dark matter, an enigmatic material scientists believe makes up most of the universe's mass.

The detector is housed in a double-walled titanium tank filled with ultrapure water and buried nearly a mile underground. The elaborate design is intended to prevent interference from the cosmic rays and radiation that regularly pass through the earth.

Gaitskell says the detector is nearly operational and could begin its search early next year. He says the device offers the best chance yet of spotting the elusive particles.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Sutton Bay CEO Dies In UTV Rollover Crash

8/25/2014 2:34 PM

The CEO of Sutton Bay Resort in central South Dakota died after rolling his 2014 Polaris Ranger late Sunday night.

Full Story
Authorities Search For Missing Inmate

8/24/2014 10:43 AM

31-year-old Bridget Franzen failed to report to a work release job on Saturday, August 23.

Full Story
SF Mother, Daughter Admit To Large Drug Conspiracy

8/27/2014 10:54 AM

Faith Rasmussen, 21, and her 55-year-old mother Theresa Rasmussen admit they were bringing marijuana from California to South Dakota and distributing ...

Full Story
SF Drug Ring Involved 220 lbs. Of Marijuana

8/27/2014 5:48 PM

Her boyfriend was killed during a botched robbery in December in northwest Sioux Falls. Faith Rasmussen and her mother, Theresa, have now pleaded guil...

Full Story | Watch
Car vs. School Bus Crash Near Inwood, Iowa

8/26/2014 11:31 AM

Authorities in northwest Iowa are investigating a serious crash involving a car and a school bus.

Full Story


Events