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.
- Dark matter
- Structure of the universe
- Underground science
Jodi Cooley in the News