2-9 July 2014
Valencia, Spain
Europe/Madrid timezone

Results of the LUX Dark Matter Experiment

4 Jul 2014, 09:00
Auditorium 3A ()

Auditorium 3A

Oral presentation Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology


Carmen Carmona (UC Santa Barbara)


LUX (Large Underground Xenon) is a dark matter direct detection experiment deployed at the 4850' level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, SD, operating a 370 kg dual-phase xenon TPC. We have recently published the results of the first WIMP search run, presenting the analysis of 85.3 live-days with a fiducial volume of 118 kg, taken during the period of April to August 2013. The experiment exhibited a sensitivity to spin-independent WIMP-nucleon elastic scattering with a minimum upper limit on the cross section of 7.6 x 10^-46 cm^2 at a WIMP mass of 33 GeV/c^2, becoming the world’s leading WIMP search result, in conflict with several previous claimed hints of discovery. In this talk I will provide an overview of the experiment, focusing in the recent science results, and an update on the next steps in the LUX program.

Primary author

Carmen Carmona (UC Santa Barbara)

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