Jul 22 – 27, 2018
US/Eastern timezone

Status of the LZ dark matter search

Jul 24, 2018, 9:20 AM
117 (MacMillian)



Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Talk Plenary 2.1 Plenary Session


Carter Hall (University of Maryland)


LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) is a WIMP dark matter search under construction at the 4850’ level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota. The centerpiece of the experiment is a two-phase TPC containing seven active tonnes of liquefied xenon. Rejection of backgrounds is enhanced by a set of veto detectors, including a liquid scintillator Outer Detector. LZ has been designed to explore much of the parameter space available for WIMP models, with excellent sensitivity for WIMP masses between a few GeV and a few TeV. This talk will review the current status of the experiment, and the plans for integration and commissioning in 2018 and 2019. First data is expected in 2020.

Primary author

Carter Hall (University of Maryland)

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