LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) is a dark matter direct detection experiment located at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota. At the heart of the detector is a dual-phase time projection chamber containing 7 tonnes of active liquid xenon. During its full 1000-day science run, LZ aims to achieve unprecedented sensitivity to Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) down to a WIMP-nucleon spin-independent cross section of about 1.4 x 10-48 cm2 for a 40 GeV/c2 mass WIMP.
In this seminar I will give an overview of the LZ experiment and report on its recently published first WIMP search results.
NPAA Seminar Room