Particle Mysteries: The Coldest Case

Particle Mysteries: The Coldest Case

A podcast that takes you on a journey through the enigmatic depths of the cosmos. In this series, hosts Joseph Piergrossi, a science writer working at the German research centre DESY in Hamburg, and Blaire Flynn, a science communicator at the Canadian research facility SNOLAB, in Sudbury, will explore the mysterious and invisible force that makes up a staggering 85% of the universe – dark matter.


October 30, 2023 23 mins

It all started with Einstein. A century ago, astronomers had a giant sandbox given to them in the form of Einstein’s theories, and they tried once and for all to explain the universe with them. Instead, they found even stranger phenomena waiting for them, all of which seemed to be driven by a mysterious form of matter. Just one problem: no one could actually find it. Welcome to the mystifying world of dark matter.

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There is something enormous scattered throughout the universe—so, what could it be? Scientists are dissecting the underlying clues of dark matter and discovering that their investigation is becoming increasingly complex. Explore how the study of the smallest particles intersects with our understanding of the largest bodies in the universe. Strap on your helmet, as we need to go underground for this journey.

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