DMUK Meeting - Oxford

Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre (Denys Wilkinson Building)

Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre

Denys Wilkinson Building

Keble Road Oxford OX1 3RH
  • Andrew Scarff
  • Anthony Ezeribe
  • Cees Carels
  • David Woodward
  • Emily Grace
  • Emma Meehan
  • Felix Kahlhoefer
  • FengTing Liao
  • Frederic Mouton
  • Hans Kraus
  • Henrique Araujo
  • James Nikkel
  • Jim Dobson
  • John Quenby
  • Junsong Lin
  • Kathryn Boast
  • Lea Reichhart
  • Maria Francesca Marzioni
  • Mattia Fornasa
  • Nasim Fatemighomi
  • Paolo Beltrame
  • Paul Scovell
  • Pawel Majewski
  • Roy Preece
  • Sally Shaw
  • Sean Paling
  • Sergey Burdin
  • Stephen Sadler
  • Steve Worm
  • Thomas Davison
  • Xiaohe Zhang
    • 1
      Calibrating the LUX Detector
      Speaker: Dr James Dobson (University of Edinburgh)
    • 2
      The Search for Dark Matter @LHC
      Speaker: Dr Steve Worm (RAL)
    • 3
      Theoretical Uncertainties in Direct Dark Matter Detection and how to deal with them.
      Speaker: Dr Felix Kahlhoefer (DESY)
    • 11:00 AM
    • 4
      Dark Matter from Astrophysics/Cosmology
      Speaker: Prof. Jo Dunkley (University of Oxford)
    • 12:30 PM
    • 5
      Closing in on the velocity distribution of Dark Matter with direct detection and neutrino telescopes
      The next generation of direct detection experiments not only will allow the reconstruction of the Particle Physics properties of Dark Matter (i.e. its mass and scattering cross section), but also the determination of its local velocity distribution. However, this measurement is hinder by the fact that direct detection experiments, being sensitive only above some energy threshold, do not probe down to very low velocities. I am going to show you how this problem can be solved by including the information provided by a (simulated) detection of neutrinos from the Sun. The complementary nature of such a signal will significantly improve the precision in the simultaneous reconstruction of the Dark Mass mass, cross section and velocity distribution.
      Speaker: Dr Mattia Fornasa (University of Nottingham)
    • 6
      First SD WIMP limits from DRIFT with full z-fiducialisation
      First SD WIMP limits from DRIFT with full z-fiducialisation are presented, along with expected improvements in the near future.
      Speaker: Mr Andrew Scarff (University of Sheffield)
    • 7
      Recent progress with the DEAP-3600 Dark Matter experiment
      DEAP-3600 is a single phase liquid argon (LAr) dark matter experiment. It is located 2 km underground at SNOLAB, in Sudbury, Ontario. The detector has 1 tonne fiducial mass target of LAr. Construction of DEAP-3600 is nearly complete and commissioning will start in January 2015. The target sensitivity to spin-independent scattering of 100 GeV WIMPs is 10−46 cm2 which improves the current limits by one order of magnitude. The DEAP- 3600 background target is 0.6 background events in the WIMP region of interest in 3 tonne-years from all sources. This is achieved by selecting ultra low radioactive materials, sanding DEAP-3600 acrylic vessel and developing external calibration sources and deployment systems. The β/γ backgrounds are mitigated by LAr excellent pulse shape discrimination. This talk will present an overview and status of the experiment.
      Speaker: Dr Nasim Fatemighomi (Royal Holloway University London)
    • 8
      LZ Project Status
      Speaker: Dr Henrique Araújo (Imperial College London)
    • 9
      LZ background estimation and sensitivity goal
      Speaker: Dr Paolo Beltrame (University of Edinburgh)
    • 10
      Axion search prospects with the LZ experiment
      Speaker: Ms Maria Francesca Marzioni (University of Edinburgh)
    • 11
      Boulby underground laboratory
      Speaker: Mrs Emma Meehan (STFC)
    • 12
      UK Screening Facilities
      Speaker: Dr Paul Scovell (University of Oxford)