2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
America/Vancouver timezone
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The PICO Experiment

Jun 4, 2019, 9:55 AM
SCC 9002 (Simon Fraser University)

SCC 9002

Simon Fraser University

Oral (Non-Student) / Orale (non-étudiant(e)) Symposia Day - Dark Matter T1-4 Direct Detection of Dark Matter (PPD) | Détection directe de la matière sombre (PPD)


Ken Clark (Queen's University)


The PICO collaboration uses bubble chambers to search for dark matter with results leading the world in sensitivity to the direct detection of WIMPs with spin-dependent coupling to protons. PICO recently operated a 32 litre bubble chamber (PICO-60) at the SNOLAB underground laboratory and the next generation experiment is currently taking commissioning data. This new device (PICO-40L) will prove the viability of the “right side up” design and demonstrate the possibility of scaling up to the next ton-scale experiment (PICO-500, currently being designed). A discussion of the technology, recent results, and future plans will be presented.

Primary author

Ken Clark (Queen's University)

Presentation materials