July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

LUX, and the Combating of the Lamppost Effect

Jul 31, 2017, 1:30 PM
Hornets Nest (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Hornets Nest

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Dark Matter Dark Matter


Prof. Matthew Szydagis (University at Albany, SUNY)


New results from the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) detector, a 100-kg-scale, 2-phase xenon direct dark matter search experiment, will be shared. Dark matter, the missing ~25% of the mass-energy content of the universe, is sought in new ways, using effective field theory operators to extend the search to higher-mass Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), spin-dependent interaction operators, and electron instead of nuclear recoil, to seek axions. In addition, 2-neutrino double electron capture of 124Xe will be explored. Lastly, both old and new calibrations and position and energy reconstruction techniques will be reviewed, in the context of the new background and signal models being developed by LUX.

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Prof. Matthew Szydagis (University at Albany, SUNY)

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