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Dark Matter Searches

The research of the dark matter group is on the DEAP-3600, LZ, 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 built the calibration systems for DEAP3600, now running in the SNOLab underground laboratory, we are contributing to calibration system design on LZ, we develop novel instrumentation for directional dark matter detection on DMTPC, which is also relevent for neutrino oscillation physics and geo-neutrino detection; 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 can be found here.


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