Sep 14 – 19, 2009
Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Search for Dark Matter with the CDMS experiment

Sep 16, 2009, 11:25 AM
25m
Sala Orsini (Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy)

Sala Orsini

Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy

http://win09.lngs.infn.it

Speaker

Sebastian Arrenberg

Description

The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search Experiment (CDMS) employs a total of 30 Germanium and Silicon Detectors at the Soudan Underground Laboratory to detect weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) via their elastic scattering from the target nuclei. Previous CDMS results, released in February 2008, yielded a world-leading limit for spin-independent WIMP-nucleon cross sections for WIMP masses above 44 GeV/c^2, restricting significant parts of the parameter space favored by supersymmetric models. Data taken between July 2007 and October 2008 increase the exposure by a factor of 2.5. Latest results of the experiment will be presented.

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