22-29 July 2015
Europe/Vienna timezone

Recent results from the EDELWEISS-III WIMP search experiment

Jul 24, 2015, 3:00 PM


talk Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, Gravitation Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, Gravitation


antoine cazes (Université Claude Bernard Lyon I)


The EDELWEISS experiment is dedicated to the direct detection of Dark Matter. The current setup – EDELWEISS-III – aims at exploring a spin-independent WIMP-nucleon cross section down to the $10^{-9}$pb range, and extend the coverage for masses below 20 GeV. Since July 2014, the collaboration is taking data with 24 state-of-the-art cryogenic FID800 Germanium detectors installed in the radio pure environment of the Modane underground laboratory - the deepest of its kind in Europe. In this talk I will present the current status of the EDELWEISS-III experiment and show first preliminary results highlighting our new low WIMP mass analysis and the current background budget.

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antoine cazes (Université Claude Bernard Lyon I)

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