Purdue University: Department of Physics and Astronomy: Dark Matters Lab

Dark Matters at Purdue Unravelling a Cosmic Secret

Most of the matter in the Universe is made of an entirely unknown substance called Dark Matter. While its existence has been established by versatile cosmological and astrophysical observations, the actual nature of Dark Matter is still a mystery. We are working on experiments to detect Dark Matter particles in order to unravel this cosmic secret.

There is five times more Dark Matter in the universe than all the matter we know of
Person looking at the Sun

Neutrinos are elusive messengers from the core of our Sun and from Galactic supernova explosions. Our experiments are sensitive to their feeble interactions and allow us to study how our Sun produces its energy, and how a dying star explodes.

Experiments Machines to Reveal Hidden Worlds

The Purdue Group Meet the people behind this research

Group Members

Rafael F. Lang

Rafael F. Lang
Associate Professor

Michael Clark

Michael Clark
Postdoctoral Researcher

Amanda Depoian

Amanda Depoian
Graduate student

Abigail Kopec

Abigail Kopec
Graduate student

Juehang Qin

Juehang Qin
Graduate student

Bahaa Elshimy

Bahaa Elshimy
Undergraduate student

Jeanette Snyder

Jeanette Snyder
Undergraduate student

Nick Jackson

Nick Jackson
High school teacher

Nikki Pallat

Nikki Pallat
Undergraduate student

Prutha Patil

Prutha Patil
Undergraduate student

Riley Braselton

Riley Braselton
Undergraduate student

Riya Singh

Riya Singh
Undergraduate student

Sara Butler

Sara Butler
Undergraduate student

Sri Ragha Sai Sowmya Seeram

Sri Ragha Sai Sowmya Seeram
Undergraduate student

Vinay Samuel

Vinay Samuel
High school student

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The Universe is governed by unseen matter. It is on us to take up this challenge: Time to be curious.