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Jodi Cooley

Associate Professor of Experimental Particle Physics



Jodi Cooley’s current research interest is to improve our understanding of the universe by deciphering the nature of dark matter. She and her colleagues operate sophisticated detectors in the Soudan Underground Laboratory, MN. The Department of Energy and National Science Foundation announced they'll provide funding to expand that research, so planning is now underway to move the experiment to an even deeper location, SNOLAB in Canada, to improve the search for dark matter. These detectors can distinguish between elusive dark matter particles and background particles that mimic dark matter interactions.

Cooley is a principal investigator on the SuperCDMS dark matter experiment and a principal investigator for the AARM collaboration which aims to develop integrative tools for underground science. She has won numerous awards for her research including an Early Career Award from the National Science Foundation and the Ralph E. Powe Jr. Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

Can Discuss:

  • Dark matter
  • Structure of the universe
  • Underground science

 

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