Nuclear Particle Astrophysics (NPA) Seminar: Liang Yang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Towards a Generation-3 Xenon Dark Matter Experiment”

Event time: 
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Wright Lab (WNSL), 216 See map
272 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

In the past decade, liquid xenon (LXe) detectors have emerged as one of the leading technologies for the direct detection of dark matter. Both the LZ and the XENONnT experiments under commissioning project to improve the current experimental limit on Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) by more than one order of magnitude. Meanwhile, the planning for a generation-3, “ultimate,” LXe based dark matter experiment is underway. Does it make sense to build such a large detector? What are the technical challenges that must be overcome for building the detector? In the talk, I will discuss the scientific motivations and feasibility of the G3 detector, its comparison with other detector technologies and other physics channels that can be probed with the G3 experiment.

Host: Reina Maruyama

Open to: 
undergraduate