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Searching for Dark Matter in a Gold Mine

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

- Free

To avoid cosmic ray interference, experiments searching for dark matter interactions must be located deep underground. Dan McKinsey new project is the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter experiment that is taking shape at an underground research facility in South Dakota, built in the former Homestake gold mine. LUX-ZEPLIN will look for flashes of light produced by dark matter particles when they scatter in a tank filled with 10 tons of liquid xenon.

Dan McKinsey is a leader in the field of direct searches for dark matter interactions, and serves as Co-Spokesperson of the LUX experiment. He also collaborates on the LZ experiment and is doing R&D on superfluid helium for low-mass dark matter detection. McKinsey’s research centers on non-accelerator particle physics, particle astrophysics, and low temperature physics.

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Date:
November 5
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/events/dark-matter-hunt-unsee-talk-uc-physicist-dan-mckinsey

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Berkeley Public Library
2090 Kittredge St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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