The Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, or KIPAC, was inaugurated in 2003 as an independent laboratory of Stanford University to serve as a bridge between the disciplines of astrophysics, cosmology and particle physics. KIPAC's members work in the Physics and Applied Physics Departments on the Stanford campus and at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Its mission is to bring the resources of modern computational, experimental, observational and theoretical science to bear on our understanding of the universe at large.


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Aug 14, 2020 | A swirly sky: a new way the CMB may help track down dark matter

The cosmic microwave background (CMB), the afterglow of the Big Bang, has been a treasure trove of information about the cosmos since its discovery in the 1960s. The CMB is detectable as a faint background of microwaves, which we measure with specialized telescopes in remote locations like the high Andes and the South Pole.  In this research highlight, I will describe a new method by which the CMB may help solve the mystery of dark matter.

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