Jul 22 – 27, 2018
MacMillian
US/Eastern timezone

Simulations for the LUX-ZEPLIN Experiment

Jul 24, 2018, 5:10 PM
20m
117 (MacMillian)

117

MacMillian

Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Talk Direct Detection 2.5 Direct Detection

Speaker

Prof. Vitaly Kudryavtsev (Sheffield University)

Description

The LUX-ZEPLIN experiment will use a seven tonne dual-phase xenon TPC for the direct detection of WIMP dark matter. Backgrounds that can affect the experiment’s sensitivity must be well understood. Simulations are essential to estimate these and thus to develop effective strategies to mitigate them. They are also useful in assessing detector performance, and planning calibration and analysis schemes. I will describe the LZ simulations framework and give details of how its output is used to inform these applications.

Primary author

Amy Cottle (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Presentation materials