[Seminars] Fwd: KICP Wednesday Colloquium (12-10-14) Daniel Akerib

Luca Grandi lgrandi at uchicago.edu
Tue Dec 9 09:24:29 CST 2014

Hi All,

I thought that some of you not in KICP might be interested as well to this talk.


Subject: [KICP announcement] KICP Wednesday Colloquium (12-10-14) Daniel Akerib


Please note that for all KICP and A&A Colloquia,

there will be a Wine & Cheese Reception

immediately following the talk

Daniel Akerib


"Do WIMPs Rule? The LUX & LZ Experiments and the Search for Cosmic Dark

Dark Matter remains a profound mystery at the intersection of particle
physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. One of the leading candidates, the
Weakly Interacting Massive Particle, or WIMP, may be detectable using
terrestrial particle detectors. Recent technological advances are enabling
very rapid increases in sensitivity in the search for these particles.  I
will talk about the LUX experiment, a liquid xenon time projection chamber,
which currently holds the best upper limit over much of the mass range. I
will also discuss plans for a larger follow up experiment, LZ, which will
just begin to measure a background neutrino signal that will set a
fundamental limit our ability to search for WIMP dark matter.


December 10, 2014

3:00 pm

Locations and Times:

BSLC 001

Colloquium (3:00 pm)

LASR Conference Room

Wine and Cheese Reception (4:00 - 5:00 pm)

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