Jun 10 – 11, 2019
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

SuperCDMS in 10 Minutes

Jun 10, 2019, 5:45 PM
One West (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

One West

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory


Dr Anthony Villano (University of Colorado Denver)


The Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) is at the low-threshold frontier. Our detector technology can detect nuclear recoils at the eV-scale energies necessary for generation-two low-mass dark matter searches. The SNOLAB installation, which will be commissioned in the next two years, will produce world-class limits on the presence of low-mass (between 0.5 and 10\,GeV/c$^2$) dark matter. In this brief presentation I will discuss the detection mechanisms; SNOLAB running and backgrounds; and new mechanisms of dark matter interactions that these astonishingly sensitive detectors are beginning to probe.


An overview of the SuperCDMS experiment, focusing on the Generation-2 installation at SNOLAB.

Primary author

Dr Anthony Villano (University of Colorado Denver)

Presentation materials