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HEP Seminar: DarkSide: Direct Dark Matter Detection Experiment

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Masayuki Wada, Princeton University
When
11 October 2017 from 1:30 PM to 2:25 PM
Where
339 Davey Laboratory
Contact Name
de Viveiros
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In spite of a wide range of observational evidence, the mystery of dark matter is still present and dark matter remains to be directly detected. One of the most popular Dark Matter candidates is the Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP).

DarkSide-50 is designed to be a background-free WIMP search using a two-phase argon TPC that is operated inside active veto systems at the LNGS underground laboratory in Italy. A blind analysis of more than one year of data is currently underway. I will describe the DarkSide-50 detector and discuss in detail event reconstruction methods and their impact on our understanding of the background for the blind analysis. Also, a future upgraded experiment and related R&D activities will be discussed.

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