Results of a Dark Matter Search with the Silicon Detectors of the CDMS II Experment - Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano, MIT

Thu, May 23, 2013, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Jadwin A07
Abstract In this talk I will describe the recent results of a search for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) with the silicon detectors of the CDMS II experiment. A blind analysis of 140.2 kg-days of data revealed three WIMP-candidate events with an expected total background of 0.7 events. This data is consistent with a light WIMP interpretation, with a mass of 8.6 GeV/c2 and WIMP-nucleon cross section of 1.9x10-41 cm2. I will also discuss upcoming analyses that will investigate the origin of this signal.