Physics at Virginia

"First Dark Matter Search Results from the LUX Detector"

Karen Gibson , Case Western Reserve University
[Host: Chris Neu]
I will present the results from 85 days of data collected by the LUX experiment. The LUX detector is a two-phase xenon time-projection chamber designed to search for the scattering of WIMP dark matter in liquid xenon. LUX has been operating underground at the 4850' level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, SD, since February 2013, and WIMP search data was collected between April and August 2013. I will review the unblinded analysis of our initial dataset and discuss the results from our search, which provides world-leading sensitivity to WIMP dark matter.
High Energy Physics Seminar
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special room.

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