CDMS – Things are Cooling Down!


The search for Dark Matter is competitive and exciting. Last spring we had a little too much excitement in the Soudan Underground Laboratory with a fire that caused an uncontrolled end to a SuperCDMS R & D run. Fortunately, the damage to the SuperCDMS project was minor and we are racing to complete the testing of the last few detectors for SuperCDMS. The laboratory has been professionally cleaned and an heroic effort by the crew has cleared the fire damage in the shaft. By the end of next month, we will start cooling the detectors to 0.04 kelvin for our science run. We hope that in the coming years we can make important contributions with our thicker, more advanced SuperCDMS detectors.

– Jeter Hall