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Mining for dark matter at SNOLAB

Robert Filgas

Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, CTU in Prague

Abstract: International PICO collaboration is building and running a series of superheated liquid detectors searching for dark matter. They are located at SNOLAB in Canada, the deepest physics laboratory in the world, inside an active nickel mine. I recently spent 6 months underground, helping with the construction of the latest generation of the PICO 40 bubble chamber. I will describe technical details of this unique dark matter detector as well as practical challenges of working 2.1 km below ground during the Canadian winter.

Seminar takes place on Tuesday, July 16th 2019 at 2:00 PM
in the IEAP meeting room, Praha 1, Husova 240/5.

Ing. Bartoloměj Biskup, Ph.D.
seminar organizer
doc. Ing. Ivan Štekl, CSc.
director of IEAP
doc. Dr. André Sopczak
IEEE CS - NPSS chair

IEEE Czechoslovakia section

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