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"First Results from the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) Experiment"


Kelly Stifter , Fermilab
[Host: Matt Solt]
ABSTRACT:

The nature and origin of dark matter are among the most compelling mysteries of contemporary science. LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) is a dark matter direct detection experiment located at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota. The experiment consists of a dual-phase xenon Time Projection Chamber with an active volume of 7 tonnes, surrounded by an active liquid xenon skin region and a gadolinium-loaded liquid scintillator neutron detector. With an exposure of 60 live days using a fiducial mass of 5.5 tonnes, LZ has achieved world-leading sensitivity to Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs). This talk will give an overview of the LZ experiment and present results from LZ's first dark matter search.

High Energy Physics Seminar
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
4:00 PM
Chemistry Building, Room 206

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