Welcome to the Saab Group’s home page at the University of Florida. Our main research focus lies in the field of experimental astrophysics and cosmology. We are searching for the much sought after Dark Matter in underground laboratories (as part of the SuperCDMS experiment) using cryogenic detectors that are operated at a temperature below 100 mK.
Observations of galaxies, galaxy clusters, distant supernovae, and the cosmic microwave background radiation tell us that ~85% of the matter in the universe is comprised of dark matter. This form of matter may be made of elementary particles that interact only weakly with the normal matter described by the Standard Model of particle physics. Deciphering the nature of this dark matter would be of fundamental importance to cosmology, astrophysics, and particle physics. The group’s research focuses on the search for dark matter as part of the SuperCDMS experiment, and is involved in several aspects including detector development and data analysis, and Monte‐Carlo simulations.