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Marianna Safronova

Adjunct Fellow

Adjunct Fellow
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UD - University of Delaware

Office Phone:
(302) 831-8767

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Recent Publications

Recent News

  • Unveiling the Universe: In 4 New Studies, NIST Explores Novel Ways to Hunt Dark Matter

    December 9, 2022

    Scientists have been searching for dark matter with no success for more than 30 years. JQI and other NIST researchers are now exploring new ways to search for the invisible particles. In one study, a prototype for a much larger experiment, researchers have used state-of-the-art superconducting detectors to hunt for dark matter. The study has already placed new limits on the possible mass of one type of hypothesized dark matter. Another NIST team has proposed that trapped electrons, commonly used to measure properties of ordinary particles, could also serve as highly sensitive detectors of hypothetical dark matter particles if they carry charge.

  • An artist's depiction of an atom sitting on a representation of a warped spacetime

    The Secrets Atoms Hold, Part 2: Gravity

    May 19, 2021

    In this episode of Relatively Certain, JQI Adjunct Fellow Marianna Safronova and JQI Fellow Charles Clark return to discuss the limits of our understanding of gravity, and how new experiments with atom interferometers may be the key to not only a higher-precision understanding of gravity but also possible new physics.

  • An artists's rendering of an atom with galaxies embedded inside

    The Secrets Atoms Hold, Part 1: Search for Dark Matter

    September 25, 2020

    In this episode of Relatively Certain, Dina Genkina sits down with JQI Adjunct Fellow Marianna Safronova, a physics professor at the University of Delaware, and JQI Fellow Charles Clark, an adjunct professor of physics at UMD and a fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to talk about how precision measurements with atoms might shed some light on matter that’s otherwise dark.