Are CDMS and XENON both right about dark matter?

May 2, 2013

A new paper by Mads T. Frandsen et al (arXiv:1304.6066) was recently discussed on both and in the Guardian.

The CDMS-II collaboration has reported the observation of 3 events in a Si detector (arXiv:1304.4279). The paper by Mads T. Frandsen et al examines in which models these events are consistent with being nuclear recoils due to scattering of dark matter particles.

You can read the Physics World article here and the Guardian article here.