Physics Colloquium

"Hunting for WIMPs in Panda Land"

Presented by Xiangdong Ji, University of Maryland

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 3:30 pm — Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs), with properties similar to those of a heavy neutrino, have been a leading candidate for the 27% dark matter in the Universe.
Direct detection experiments by detecting the nuclear recoils from elastic scattering of WIMPs with atomic nuclei have made huge strides in the last decade,
improving the sensitivity by some five orders of magnitude. In this talk, I will describe the results from an adventure of searching for WIMPs with the PandaX,
currently the most sensitive running liquid xenon dark matter detector, in the world's deep underground lab in the high mountains, western China.

Hosted by: Robert Pisarski

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