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Colloquium Speaker: Alvine Kamaha (University at Albany SUNY)
March 31 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Speaker: Alvine Kamaha(University at Albany SUNY)
Title: Dark Matter Search with LUX-ZEPLIN
An astonishing conclusion of modern cosmology is that about 80% of the Universe matter is in an unknown and yet to be discovered form so-called dark matter. Searching for this missing mass has risen to the forefront of particle physics research. Numerous experiments around the world are in the race for its discovery utilizing different detection techniques. Among them, the LUZ-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment, a liquid Xenon time projection chamber, building on the success of its predecessors to detect heavy dark matter particles with an unprecedented sensitivity. In this talk, I will first discuss some dark matter evidence, its particle candidates and detection technologies. Then I will discuss the LZ dark matter search experiment and my contributions to LZ. I will end by discussing the search for dark matter beyond LZ and current generation experiments.