Department Colloquium: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - Searching for dark matter with the LZ detector

Event Date: 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 3:45pm

Event Date Details: 

This will be an in-person and Zoom streamed event. Attendance in-person  requires a mask at all times. 

Event Location: 

  • Broida 1640 and Zoom
  • Physics Department Colloquium

Searching for dark matter with the LZ detector

Hugh Lippincott, UC Santa Barbara

 

The nature of dark matter is one of the biggest mysteries in physics today. In this talk, I’ll discuss design and intended operation of the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment, the flagship dark matter experiment in the US, which is currently in the commissioning phase. If there is time, I’ll also mention some new methods to look for dark matter that are the subject of active R&D.  

 

This will be an in-person and Zoom streamed event. Attendance in-person  requires a mask at all times. 

Hugh Lippincott, UC Santa Barbara