We use cookies on this site. By browsing our site you agree to our use of cookies. Close this message Find out more

Home > Physics home > Research > Particle Physics > Dark Matter Searches
More in this section Particle Astrophysics

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!

rhuldarkmatterpics

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

For less technical information, please see

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.

 

ATLAS experiment projects

 
 
 
 

Comment on this page

Did you find the information you were looking for? Is there a broken link or content that needs updating? Let us know so we can improve the page.

Note: If you need further information or have a question that cannot be satisfied by this page, please call our switchboard on +44 (0)1784 434455.

This window will close when you submit your comment.

Add Your Feedback
Close