31 July 2018 to 6 August 2018
Maynooth University
Europe/Dublin timezone

Recent results from CRESST-III and brief summary of other dark matter direct detection experiments

2 Aug 2018, 16:20
Hall B (Arts Bldg)

Hall B

Arts Bldg

Invited talk E: QCD and New Physics QCD and New Physics


Jochen Schieck (Austrian Academy of Sciences (AT))


A possible explanation of dark matter is the existence of an unobserved massive particle. The mass range and the interaction rate with ordinary matter extend over several orders of magnitude. Different detector technologies will be required in order to reach the necessary sensitivity. The CRESST III experiment (Cryogenic Rare Event Search with Superconducting Thermometers) is best suited to explore the sub-GeV mass region. At CRESST III Dark matter is detected by elastic scatters off a atomic nuclei, which currently provides the best limit in the mass region below 1.8 GeV/c^2. Besides CRESST III a brief summary of dark matter search results using different approaches, like liquid nobel gas detectors, is presented.

Primary author

Jochen Schieck (Austrian Academy of Sciences (AT))

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