Battle over WIMPs goes another round

Claimed dark matter find remains controversial

By Ron Cowen, 19:48 PM April 24, 2008

Of all the things worth arguing about in the universe, physicists are once again haggling over a bunch of WIMPS.

At a meeting in Venice on elementary particles, Rita Bernabei of the University of Rome announced that her team has found additional evidence for an exotic type of subatomic particle called a WIMP, for weakly interacting massive particle. The new findings, based on several years of experiments conducted beneath the Apennines east of Rome, are controversial. Despite years...

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