Special Seminar-PAS Dicke Candidate-Andy Tan-University of Maryland-"Status and Prospects of the PandaX Experiment"-Jadwin 303

Wed, Jan 16, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Jadwin 303

The Particle and astrophysical Xenon (PandaX) project is a series of xenon-based ultra-low background experiments in the China JinPing underground Laboratory (CJPL) targeting the unknown physics of dark matter and neutrinos. The first and second stage experiments (PandaX-I and II) both utilize dual-phase xenon time projection chamber (TPC) to carry out direct search for the dark matter particles. PandaX-II, a half-ton scale experiment, is currently under operation, and produced leading limits on dark matter-nucleon spin independent and spin dependent scattering cross sections in 2016 and 2017. I will present an overview of the project, discuss recent results from PandaX-II, and give an outlook into the future.


Recording of Andy Tan's Talk: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/qaxy3