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

The SuperCDMS High Mass WIMP Search

20 Jul 2016, 11:00
30m
Venue: Cutlers' Main Hall (First Floor); Chair: Paolo Gorla; Session Managers: David Woodward & Anthony Ezeribe ()

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

Speaker

Robert Calkins (Southern Methodist University)

Description

There is overwhelming evidence that the Universe contains a significant non-luminous, non-baryonic matter component. The Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) is a well motivated candidate for this dark matter. We expect WIMPs to interact with terrestrial targets at a low rate through keV-scale nuclear recoils. The SuperCDMS experiment, located in Soudan Underground Laboratory, collected data between March 2012 and May 2014 to search for WIMPs. The target mass consisted of Ge crystals cooled down to approximately 50 mK and instrumented with ionization and phonon sensors. We present the status of an optimized search for WIMPs with masses above 10 GeV.

Primary author

Robert Calkins (Southern Methodist University)

Presentation Materials

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