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C. who heard about the results when Ting called him during a vacation It’s so unexpected that Ting says he has refrained from publishing the finding or even asking theorists what might be going on "I want to make sure the signal is genuine" he tells Science Detecting antihelium in nature could shake up cosmology A single confirmed detection could indicate the existence of islands of antimatter that have survived since the big bang or point to particle interactions beyond the standard model of physics And for Ting who turned 81 in January it would be a vindication a final retort to his strident critics In 1976 Ting shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering a subatomic particle called the J/Psi meson It was 1994 when he first proposed using the AMS to take the particle hunt to space He promptly drew flak Some contended that the project funded by international partners and DOE had won support through savvy political maneuvering instead of a normal scientific review and that it wouldn’t deliver big insights Ting’s results so far amount to "physics by press conference" says Greg Tarlé an astrophysicist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a vocal critic of Ting and the AMS Ting’s marquee AMS result—that more high-energy positrons than expected are buzzing around the galaxy—has not impressed the doubters That positron excess which a European satellite found in the mid-2000s and the AMS confirmed has sparked hundreds of theory papers connecting it to hypothetical dark matter particles The mutual annihilation of those particles might create a half-and-half blend of electrons and positrons in a narrow energy range The electrons would fade into a sea of electrons from other sources but the rarer positrons might stand out To Ting the best explanation for the extra positrons is a dark matter particle with a mass of 1 teraelectronvolt—about as much energy as a flying mosquito Other researchers favor more familiar astrophysical sources The proliferation of dark matter models including those that Ting points to "maybe has more to do with communities and how fast they write papers than it does with science" says Tim Linden a particle astrophysicist at The Ohio State University in Columbus He and others note that the Milky Way is a messy laboratory roiling with pulsars—the spinning highly magnetic cores of collapsed stars—and supernovas which accelerate protons to ultrahigh energies and send them slamming into cooler gas Both phenomena could generate the antimatter that the AMS sees What’s the matter Perched on the International Space Station the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer since 2011 has studied the charged particles that pass through its doughnut-shaped magnet It has found many light antimatter particles but just a few antihelium candidates Silicon trackers Magnet Proton Antihelium MatterThe magnet bends ordinaryparticles one way Detectors trackthe curves which depend on theparticles’ charge and momentum AntimatterAntimatterparticles bendthe other way An antihelium nucle-us with a charge of minus two would bend more than a proton CREDITS: (DATA) AMS; (GRAPHIC) V ALTOUNIAN/SCIENCE But the "four or five" antihelium candidates Ting says it has tallied over the past 5 years would be something else altogether There are few conceivable ways for conventional astrophysical processes or dark matter particles to generate that much antihelium says Kerstin Perez a particle astrophysicist at MIT She is co-leading a balloon experiment that could search for antihelium when it launches over Antarctica in 2020 "If it’s real" she says of Ting’s claim "it’s something fundamentally new" It also would validate Ting’s original proposal When Ting sold NASA and DOE on the AMS he said it might find runaway particles from oases of antimatter helping solve a deep riddle The big bang produced matter and antimatter in equal amounts Soon after they began colliding and annihilating each other in puffs of gamma rays But somehow matter came to dominate the observable universe That could be because of some fundamental difference between the two—or maybe it was just a coin flip where certain regions of space came to be ruled by one or the other Ting’s idea to look for those regions galvanized his critics who considered it outlandish because clumps of antimatter coexisting with normal galaxies would produce more gamma radiation than astronomers observe Moreover large antiparticles could not easily survive the journey to the AMS But if antimatter were there the AMS would sniff it out—or so the original pitch went The feeling both inside and outside of the AMS team though is that it’s still far too early to rule out a more mundane explanation: a problem in the detector As charged particles pass through the doughnut-shaped magnet its field bends their paths into signature curves that indicate their charge and momentum The particles arc through nine cooled-down silicon detectors that track the curves About a billion times a year the particle turns out to be a helium nucleus with two positive charges But each year has also brought one event or so that for all the world looks like it is curving with charge equal to minus two Ting says—the expected signature of antihelium The events could just be heliums bouncing unusually off an atom inside the experiment leading to a misidentification But the team has used computers to model all the possible paths a particle could take in the detector "We still do not see any possible way this could come from any background" Ting says "Many people in the collaboration think we should publish it" That he hasn’t done so yet is typical of Ting his supporters say "That is kind of his trademark so to speak to be extremely sure when something comes out" says Philip von Doetinchem of the University of Hawaii in Honolulu who is a member of the AMS team but has not worked on the antihelium problem But critics see it differently "He knows that he has an instrumental problem" Tarlé says To Tarlé Ting is strategically playing coy to drum up further support for the mission And Ting may need it DOE which will review the AMS in 2019 is eager for breakthroughs—not routine astrophysics "Understanding the spectra of particular species of cosmic rays is good to know but it’s not as important quite frankly" Salamon says A more pressing concern is that just one of four redundant pumps that cool its silicon trackers is working at full strength If the AMS can last until 2024 when the United States and other nations plan to stop funding the ISS the magnet should be able to double its census of particles Achieving that would not only help differentiate between exotic and mundane interpretations of its positron signals but also could give Ting more antihelium candidates Ting won’t say whether having 10 or more will provide the statistical power required to call this a discovery but he says each one helps Ting says he is planning to replace the broken pumps with a new system that astronauts would install during a spacewalk A NASA spokesperson confirms that planning for the repair is underway in case the last pump breaks The agency has devoted $16 million to possible spacewalks between now and 2019 DOE and Ting’s international partners have already purchased the replacement parts he says "There’s no money issue" Ting says If after all these years the AMS falls short of finding antihelium it won’t be for lack of trying Clarification: A previous version of the story incorrectly suggested that DOE is impatient with the AMS project In 2011,who finds a friend in the unlettered Kalam.and creating those two distinctive commas on the forehead. such as Spain’s, But when Vashuji checked, if I were to fault Daruwalla, surprise.

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