Physics’ Tom Shutt talks dark matter detector going underground

Dark-matter detector has new home in South Dakota

The Associated Press: The Large Underground Xenon detector is now a mile underground in a former gold mine; when it starts collecting data on dark matter later this year, scientists say it could find Higgs boson-level results. “Dark matter presents a much bigger problem to detect and is more speculative than the Higgs,” said Tom Shutt, associate professor of physics. “If we find it, it’s going to be a much bigger shift in our understanding of physics.”