UHM High Energy Physics Seminar

SuperCDMS and detector R&D for next generation dark matter search experiments

by Dr. Tsuguo Aramaki (SLAC)

Friday, 3 March 2017 from to (Pacific/Honolulu)
at WAT ( 417A )
Dark matter is known to dominate about a quarter of our universe, but its nature and origin are still unknown. This is one of the greatest cosmological mysteries of modern physics. The SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment, the fourth generation of the CDMS project, is a DOE/NSF funded direct detection dark matter search experiment that exploits the nuclear recoil energy induced by dark matter-nucleus scattering through phonon and ionization signals. SuperCDMS has the best dark matter-nucleon cross-section limits in the world for low-mass dark matter particles with masses between 2-5GeV/c2. With unique discovery potential for low-mass dark matter and complementary search at higher-mass dark matter, SuperCDMS plays a vital role in dark matter search. In this talk, I will present the recent status of the SuperCDMS SNOLAB project and detector R&D for the next generation dark matter search experiments.