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FASER is born: new experiment will study particles that interact with dark matter

Submitted by Shane D Debolt on May 10, 2021 - 10:37am
Researchers working to install the FASER detector at CERN.
Researchers working to install the FASER detector at CERN.

The newest experiment at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is now in place at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva. FASER, or Forward Search Experiment, was approved by CERN’s research board in March 2019. Now installed in the LHC tunnel, this experiment, which seeks to understand particles that scientists believe may interact with dark matter, is undergoing tests before data collection commences next year.

“This is a great milestone for the experiment,” said Shih-Chieh Hsu, a FASER scientist and University of Washington associate professor of physics. “FASER will be ready to collect data from collisions at the Large Hadron Collider when they resume in spring 2022.”

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