The origin of (dark) matter

Grant number: DP170104382 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020



This project aims to discover the origin and nature of dark matter and why the Universe contains more matter than antimatter – two important unresolved problems in particle physics and cosmology. These questions cannot be resolved within the framework of the particle physics Standard Model, and thus provide concrete evidence that new elementary particle physics remains to be uncovered. This project aims to explore the origin of dark matter, new mechanisms for creating a matter-antimatter asymmetry, and the possibility that dark and ordinary matter share a common origin. This project could address humanity's deep need to understand the nature of the universe and our origins.

University of Melbourne Researchers