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Understanding Dark Matter

March 31, 2015

SMU Associate Physics Professor Jodi Cooley, an award-winning scientist who studies the nature of dark matter, was interviewed March 27, 2015, on Public Radio International's Science Friday® by host Ira Flatow. 

Physicist Jodi Cooley
Jodi Cooley

Also on the segment — titled "Understanding the Dark Side of Physics" — were Nobel Prize winner Steven Weinberg, a theoretical physicist at the University of Texas at Austin, and Dan Hooper, an associate scientist in the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and an assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. 

Hear excerpts audio icon  from Cooley's comments during the discussion.

Hear the full discussion audio icon  of "Understanding the Dark Side of Physics" on Science Friday®.

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.

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