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Large Hadron Collider: Dark matter's 'gang of four'

Next week, the Large Hadron Collider at Cern will be fired up again after a two year programme of maintenance and upgrading.

When it is, the energy with which it smashes particles will be twice what it was during the LHC's Higgs boson-discovering glory days.

It is anticipated - hoped, even - that this increased capability might finally reveal the identity of "dark matter" - an invisible but critical entity that makes up about a quarter of the Universe.

BBC Horizon has been speaking to scientists who helped develop our best theories of dark matter.

  • 16 Mar 2015
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