Public Lecture on DEAP - Feb. 23 - Video Now Available

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Video Recording of Lecture:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0wre41ZT2c&feature=youtu.be

Title: DEAP Underground Science: Shedding Light on a Dark Universe

Speaker: Dr. Mark Boulay, Carleton University
Location:
River Building 2200
Date:
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm
Parking:
Free in P9 Garage (beside Robertson Hall) - level 2 and above
Map:  http://carleton.ca/parking/wp-content/uploads/parking-map-2015.pdf

 
Abstract: 
Astrophysical observations tell us that visible matter constitutes only a small fraction of the mass of the universe. Physicists have theorized the existence of 'dark matter' to account for this missing mass. Experiments are underway worldwide which aim to observe these dark matter particles directly. A new Canadian experiment (DEAP-3600), which is located 2 km underground at the SNOLAB, employs a high sensitivity 3.6 tonnes liquid argon detector.

In this lecture, Dr. Mark Boulay, associate professor in Experimental Physics at Carleton University and lead researcher on the DEAP-3600 experiment will give an overview of the current dark matter search effort and provide a description and report on the status of DEAP-3600.