HEP Seminars

The Direct Search for Dark Matter with the LZ Experiment

by Chamkaur Ghag (University College London)

OLL/3-337 (Liverpool Physics)


Liverpool Physics


LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) is a dark matter direct detection experiment located at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota. At the heart of the detector is a highly sensitive dual-phase time projection chamber containing 7 tonnes of active liquid xenon. LZ recently published the world leading constraints on galactic WIMP dark matter scattering from its first science run with only ~5% of the experiment’s planned exposure over the next few years.

LZ has now entered entirely unexplored electroweak parameter space in the search of a first historic discovery of dark matter. In this talk, I will give an overview of the LZ experiment, report on the first WIMP and other BSM-physics search results, as well as summarise the current status and future plans for LZ.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://liverpool-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/91649073344?pwd=Tk54ZTBJZUxrMjNWVzc1cTd1NEpEZz09
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Organized by

Paolo Beltrame