17-22 July 2016
Master Cutlers Hall
Europe/London timezone

Devil in the Detail – Calibration of Dark Matter Detectors

20 Jul 2016, 10:00
30m
Venue: Cutlers' Main Hall (First Floor); Chair: Leszek Roszkowski; Session Managers: David Woodward & Anthony Ezeribe ()

Venue: Cutlers' Main Hall (First Floor); Chair: Leszek Roszkowski; Session Managers: David Woodward & Anthony Ezeribe

Speaker

Prof. Richard Gaitskell (Brown University)

Description

I will discuss some of the techniques currently in use for the direct calibration of the response of dark matter detectors. This will include both nuclear recoil and electron recoil events. I will focus on the most innovative and entertaining techniques that have been developed which have allowed the accurate measurement of the response of detectors to dark matter and to a range of backgrounds. I will also survey the many pitfalls to developing this understanding which have sometimes lead to the premature discovery of dark matter signals.

Presentation Materials

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