[PAST EVENT] Physics Colloquium

April 25, 2014
Small Hall, Room 122
300 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
The former Homestake gold mine in South Dakota has become a home to low-background science. The LUX experiment is located at the 4850' level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility, located in Lead, SD. I will present the first search for WIMP dark matter with the LUX detector, a time projection chamber using 300 kg of liquid xenon as a dark matter target, as well as the experimental program of the planned 7 ton LZ experiment.