ACKS Seminar: Jodi Cooley (Stanford University)

Recoiling Against the Dark Universe: CDMS and the Hunt for Dark Matter

When Mar 13, 2008
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where CAMPUS: Phys & Astrophys Bldg., 1st fl., conf rm (102/103)
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The first evidence for dark matter dates back to observations of the Coma cluster made by Fritz Zwicky in 1933.  Since that time, astrophysicists and astronomers have produced compelling evidence for the existence of dark matter and determined that it constitutes the bulk of the matter in the Universe.  Despite this fact, the composition of the dark matter remains unknown. One compelling candidate for particle dark matter is the Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP). Working in a low-background environment in the Soudan Mine, located in northern Minnesota, the CDMS experiment is designed to directly detect interactions between WIMPs and nuclei in its target Ge and Si crystals.  In this talk I will present new results from the CDMS experiment.  I will also discuss the current status of CDMS and plans for a future 25-kg experiment which is planned for operation in SNOLab.

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