Dark Matter Searches
The research of the dark matter group is on the DEAP/CLEAN and DMTPC direct detection experiments, in underground laboratories in the UK, the US, and Canada. Here we are, hard at work!
The group is involved in many aspects of dark matter detection: we are building the muon veto detector for the MiniCLEAN stage of the DEAP/CLEAN experiment, and developing the calibration system for the DEAP3600 stage in the SNOLab underground laboratory, we develop novel instrumentation for directional dark matter detection in the WIPP underground laboratory, we make low background measurements of detector components in the Boulby underground laboratory, we build neutron detectors for measuring the background flux and energy spectrum to dark matter searches, and we are developing new analysis methods to distinguish backgrounds from candidate dark matter interaction signals. For more details on current activities, please see our work-in-progress page and the Dark Matter Twiki. Or this comic book.
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The group has a PhD studentship opening, and is currently accepting applications. More information about how to apply can be found here
The group also has a postdoctoral position opening, and is currently accepting
applications. More information about how to apply can be found here.