Recent searches for Dark Matter with the DarkSide Experiment

Friday 4 December 2020, 11:00am to 12:00pm


Online via MS Teams

Open to

Alumni, Postgraduates, Staff, Undergraduates


Registration not required - just turn up

Event Details

EPP webinar.

Abstract: The DarkSide-50 direct-detection dark matter experiment is a dual-phase argon time projection chamber operating at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS). It is sensitive to WIMPs with masses above 50 GeV/c^2 by exploiting the exceptional pulse shape discrimination of the scintillation signal in LAr and to lower masses WIMPs by an analysis that uses solely the ionisation signal for which DarkSide-50 is fully efficient starting from 0.1 keVee. The latest results derived using the full sample acquired by the experiment will be presented together with the calibration methods used, in particular for the low mass dark matter search within and beyond the WIMP paradigm.

If someone from outside of the EPP group would like to join the webinar, please send a request to


Paolo Agnes (University of Houston)

University of Houston

Contact Details

Name Dr Jarek Nowak