University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

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Monday, March 28th 2016
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Matthew Fritts - UMN
Subject: CDMS WIMP detectors

The CDMS collaboration searches for dark matter WIMPs using cryogenic detectors which measure both the ionization and the phonons produced by a particle interaction. I will describe two different detector technologies employed to probe a wide range of possible WIMP masses, show measurements being performed on next-generation CDMS detectors at UMN, and present plans for the SuperCDMS SNOLAB phase of the experiment.

Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic

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