近期活动

INPAC Seminars

Searching dark matter with NaI detectors

Prof. Liang YANG, UIUC
Fri, 2016-05-27 13:00 - 14:00
Lecture Hall/INPAC (上海交通大学粒子物理宇宙学研究所,包玉刚图书馆东楼四楼(从北门进))

Astrophysical observations have provided convincing evidence for the existence of dark matter, yet direct observation of the dark matter particles has not been conclusively established. DAMA experiment claimed to have observed the annual modulation signal of dark matter using NaI detectors at the Gran Sasso Lab in Italy. Several experiments worldwide are working to perform a conclusively test this claim.   In this talk, I will discuss recent result from the DM-Ice17 experiment, which has reported the first direct dark matter search result in the southern hemisphere. I will also present the prospects of the COSINE project, which is a new collaborative efforts between DM-Ice and KIMS.

Liang YANG (杨亮) was an undergraduate at Yale University, and obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University. After working at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory as a research associate, he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an assistant professor in 2012. Professor Yang's research interests center on low energy experimental probes for physics beyond the Standard Model. He worked on the magnetic trapping of ultra-cold neutrons to measure neutron lifetime, and the construction of ultra-low background liquid xenon TPC for neutrinoless double beta decay search. Currently, he is the co-spokesperson for EXO-200 and a subsystem manager for nEXO readout system. He also work on the search for dark matter using low background NaI detectors and the neutron electric dipole moment search experiment (nEDM) at SNS.

Host: Prof. Ke HAN