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Neil Spooner (Univ. of Sheffield) " Galactic Signatures and Directional Detection of Particle Dark Matter – the CYGNUS Project and Probing below the Neutrino Floor”
August 25, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
I’ll briefly review the arguments for and status of particle dark matter searches and then focus on the possibility of looking for a definitive galactic signature. There have been several hints for WIMP dark matter over the years, most notably the DAM/LIBRE annual modulation result. There are new efforts to study this, for instance DM-ICE. I’ll describe the efforts and latest results then focus on prospects for a directional signal using gas Time Projection Chamber technology including the new CYGNUS global collaboration aiming to deploy targets at multiple latitudes deep underground.