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10-11 June 2019
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

SuperCDMS in 10 Minutes

Jun 10, 2019, 5:45 PM
15m
One West (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

One West

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Speaker

Dr Anthony Villano (University of Colorado Denver)

Description

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.

Summary

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