Sensitive dark matter detector launched
Publication date: Tue, Aug 09, 2022 - 12:00pm
Physics faculty member Scott Hertel and his research group are part of the LUX-Zeplin collaboration who have recently successfully launched an exceptionally sensitive dark matter search. The group includes recent PhD Chris Nedlik, whose thesis was devoted to this project, and new grad Mark Murdy. The detector, housed underground in a national facility in South Dakota, is already the world's most sensitive detector of WIMPs (weakly interacting massive particles) and is expected to accumulate data rapidly over the coming years.
Department of Physics