M2-3 Particle Physics II (PPD) | Physique des particules II (PPD)
- Riccardo Di Sipio (University of Toronto (CA))
SuperCDMS SNOLAB is a dark matter experiment currently under
construction and slated for installation in SNOLAB in 2019. SuperCDMS
SNOLAB will use cryogenic silicon and germanium detectors to search
for nuclear recoils produced by dark matter particles interacting in
the detectors. These nuclear recoils will produce both phonon
excitations and ionization (electron/hole pairs) in the...
In 2024 the Large Hadron Collider at CERN will enter its High Luminosity phase, which will see its instantaneous luminosity reach seven times its design value and will produce pp collisions at 14 TeV with an average of 200 interactions per bunch crossing.
These challenging conditions are beyond the ATLAS design and require an upgrade of the ATLAS tracking system. The ATLAS new Inner Tracker...
The High-Energy Light-Ion eXperiment (HELIX) is designed to measure the
fluxes of light cosmic-ray nuclei at energies of a few GeV per nucleon.
The primary goal is to study the evolution of the ratio of Be-10
to Be-9 between 0.2 GeV/n and 3 GeV/n. The former is a radioactive 'clock
isotope' while the latter is stable, so the ratio contains information about
how far and through what the cosmic...
The nature of the dark matter thought to make up most of the matter in the universe is unknown. It may consist of new particles from beyond the standard model. For close to two decades, the DAMA experiment has claimed to have detected such particles. This claim is controversial, in particular because there is no accepted model for the background radioactivity in DAMA. One major unknown is the...