Tracy Slatyer, physicist and Member (2010-13) in the School of Natural Sciences, is searching for faint wisps of dark matter annihilating in the early universe—and perhaps in hiding places closer to home.
A recently discovered ultra-faint dwarf galaxy is sending
astronomers clues about the makeup of dark matter in the
neighborhood of the Milky Way. It is one more clue that a type of
stellar object called massive compact halo objects (MACHOs)