Jul 4 – 11, 2018
Asia/Seoul timezone

The LUX-ZEPLIN Dark-Matter Experiment

Jul 7, 2018, 11:40 AM
101 (COEX, Seoul)


COEX, Seoul

Parallel Dark Matter Detection Dark Matter Detection


Dr S. Douglas LEONARD (CUP, IBS)


Cosmological and astrophysical evidence for the existence of dark matter in the universe and in the Milky Way itself is compelling, with weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) being a leading dark-matter candidate. The LUX-ZEPLIN experiment will search for nuclear recoils from dark matter particles incident on 5.6 tonnes of liquid xenon contained within the fiducial volume of a two-phase time projection chamber. The detector will operate at the Davis Cavern at 4850 ft depth at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota. The baseline spin-independent cross-section sensitivity for 40 GeV WIMPs is 1.6 x 10^{-48} cm^2 in 1000 days of livetime. An overview and the status of the project will be presented.

Primary author

Dr S. Douglas LEONARD (CUP, IBS)

Presentation materials