Shedding squeezed light on dark matter

The Universe is filled with an invisible, unconventional form of matter, whose presence is betrayed by its gravitational attraction to ordinary matter. Scientists now have overwhelming evidence for the existence of such dark matter at galactic and cosmological scales. However, none of the known fundamental particles has the right properties to compose it. As a result, the nature of dark matter is one of the biggest puzzles in modern physics. For decades, researchers have struggled and failed to find signs of particles beyond the established catalogue. Writing in Nature, Backes et al.1 report an innovative way to accelerate future searches using quantum-manipulation techniques.
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