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Title: Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS): The Hunt for Dark Matter

Deciphering the nature of dark matter has great scientific importance. A leading hypothesis is that dark matter is made of Weakly Interactive Massive Particles (WIMPs), which may result from supersymmmore »etry or additional spatial dimensions. The underground search for elastic scattering of WIMPs on suitable targets (the so-called 'direct detection') is currently led by the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search II (CDMS II) experiment. Its sensitivity is ten times better than any other experiment and we hope to obtain another factor ten in the coming two years. After a brief recall of our recent results, I will describe the complementarity between direct detection experiments, the LHC and the ILC and I will outline the role that SLAC could play in this SuperCDMS program.« less
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Title: Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS): The Hunt for Dark Matter
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Publication Date: 2006-03-06
OSTI Identifier: 1011137
DOE Contract Number: AC02-76SF00515
Other Number(s): TRN: US1105335
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: SLAC Colloquium Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on March 06, 2006
Research Org: SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS ; CRYOGENICS ; DETECTION ; DIMENSIONS ; ELASTIC SCATTERING ; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR ; HYPOTHESIS ; NONLUMINOUS MATTER ; SENSITIVITY ; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER ; SUPERSYMMETRY ; TARGETS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:07:01
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27