Physics Grad Student Christopher Dessert Part of Team Researching X-Rays from Neutron Stars Which Could Lead to Discovery of New Particle
A team of scientists including a University of Michigan researcher has found that mysterious X-rays detected from nearby neutron stars may be the first evidence of axions, hypothetical particles that may also help unravel secrets about dark matter.
If their theory is confirmed, the researchers’ findings could help physicists unravel several mysteries of the universe. Their paper is published in Physical Review Letters.
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