IUSB Awarded Grant for Dark Matter Research

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IUSB Professor Ilan Levine awarded NSF grant (photo courtesy of Indiana University South Bend) IUSB Professor Ilan Levine awarded NSF grant (photo courtesy of Indiana University South Bend)
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An Indiana University South Bend professor's work in dark matter has garnered the school another National Science Foundation grant. Professor of Physics and Astronomy Ilan Levine secured a $770,521 grant for his project "MRI Consortium: Development of Instrumentation for the PICO-500 Bubble Chamber."

This is the latest award received for Levine and his colleagues' work that includes using superheated fluid and bubble chambers to search for dark matter. PICO is comprised of 16 participating universities/institutes that use various methods to attempt to distinguish dark matter particles, including with acoustic pickups, some of which are modeled and produced at IUSB. 

The research has also involved 47 IUSB undergraduates since 2004, along with 6 area high school science teachers and 8 local high school students. Click here to learn more about the PICO Collaboration.

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