UK Dark Matter Collaboration

Workers inside Boulby mine

UK Dark Matter Collaboration

The UK Dark Matter Collaboration was a group of scientists who ran a series of experiments from 1987 to 2007 to discover more about the make-up of the Universe. Using detectors housed 1,100m underground in Boulby mine in the North York Moors, these experiments aimed to discover more about dark matter by searching for evidence of rare scattering events caused by weakly-interacting particles.

Members of the collaboration continue to work on experiments which aim to verify the nature of dark matter.

Image: Long exposure photograph of workers at the UK Dark Matter Collaboration in Boulby Mine (credit: David Parker/SPL)

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Workers inside Boulby mine

Introduction

An underground lab is part of the dark matter search.

About UK Dark Matter Collaboration

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