Abstract: Astrophysical observations have confirmed that ordinary matter<br>
makes up only ~15% of the observable matter in the universe.
The composition of the remaining non-luminous (dark) matter is<br>
unknown. This is a time of great excitement. Efforts on<br> various fronts are racing to elucidate the particle nature of<br>
dark matter. With a collection of germanium and silicon<br>
crystals cooled to ~50 mK, the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search is<br>
looking for the possible rare collision of a prime dark matter<br>
candidate, the weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP), with<br>
ordinary matter. I will report on recent results from CDMS<br>
and discuss the status of the future experimental phases.
These include the 10-kg phase of SuperCDMS, which is beginning<br>
now, the 100-kg stage at SNOLAB, which has a projected start<br>
date of 2013, and looking forward into the future, the 1-ton<br>