Physics at Virginia

"The search for light dark matter with DAMIC-M"

Dr. Danielle Norcini , University of Chicago
[Host: Chris Neu]

The existence of dark matter has been long established through astrophysical and cosmological observations, yet we still do not know what it is made of. Direct detection experiments have extensively searched for dark matter particles above the proton mass for decades. However, recent technological developments have made it possible to look for lighter (sub-GeV) dark matter candidates with single-electron cameras. These “skipper” charged-coupled devices (CCDs) are used as both the target material and detector in the DAMIC-M experiment underneath the French Alps. We will discuss the status of the experiment and first results from the prototype Low Background Chamber installed at the Laboratories Souterrain de Modane.

High Energy Physics Seminar
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
4:00 PM
Online, Room Zoom
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Meeting ID: 996 9237 0066

Passcode: 454015

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