Results from DarkSide-50 Experiment”

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

4:00 pm

452 Lomita Mall, Physics and AstroPhysics Building (HEPL), Kistler Conference Room 102/103 Map

Sponsored by:
HEPL Seminars

Located at the LNGS, Italy, DarkSide (DS) is a dark matter search project,
which features a dual-phase Time Projection Chamber as the WIMP
detector, surrounded by an organic liquid-scintillator neutron veto and a
water-Cherenkov muon veto. The current DS-50 has been taking data
since 2013, initially with atmospheric Ar (AAr) and then, starting in April
2015, with Ar extracted from underground sources (UAr). Since August
2015, DS-50 have accumulated 540+ live-days of blinded data with the
UAr target as of November 2017, and we expect to publish the blind
analysis in the month of February 2018. Xin Xiang will discuss the background
studies in the blind analysis scheme with an emphasis on a novel concept
of Cherenkov coincidence background. The Monte Carlo modeling and
the background predictions will be presented.

When:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where:
452 Lomita Mall, Physics and AstroPhysics Building (HEPL), Kistler Conference Room 102/103 Map
Admission:

Open to all.

Tags:

Lecture / Reading Engineering Science 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Contact:
650-723-0100, sochiek@stanford.edu