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HEP Seminar: Ziqing Hong: Probing Dark Matter with SuperCDMS in the Era of eV Sensitivity

When: Monday, February 17, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Technological Institute, F160, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Pamela Villalovoz   (847) 491-3644

Group: Physics and Astronomy High Energy Physics Seminars

Category: Academic


Dark matter is a hypothetical form of matter that, if it exists, may account for more than a quarter of the energy density of our universe. Despite the variety of astrophysical evidence pointing to its existence, the direct interaction of dark matter in a terrestrial detector is yet to be observed. The Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) experiment tries to observe a dark matter signal in silicon and germanium detectors operated around 50 miliKelvin. In this talk, I will discuss the status of the next generation SuperCDMS experiment, the recent results with an eV-resolution gram-scale prototype detector, and the future plan with this technology.


Seminar Speaker: Ziqing Hong, Northwestern University


Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, HEP

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