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LUX exceeds sensitivity goals

July 1, 2016

Last week, the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) collaboration announced a whole new level of sensitivity for its dark matter experiment. Although no dark matter particles were found, LUX’s sensitivity far exceeded the goals for the project. The results give researchers confidence that if a particle had interacted with the detector’s xenon target, they almost certainly would have seen it. 

Daniel McKinsey

May 4, 2016

Daniel N. McKinsey joined the Physics Department faculty at the University of California Berkeley in July 2015. He received a B.S. in Physics with highest honors at the University of Michigan in 1995. His Ph.D. was awarded by Harvard University in 2002, with a thesis on the magnetic trapping, storage, and detection of ultracold neutrons in superfluid helium. His postdoctoral research was performed at Princeton University, and in 2003 he joined the Yale University physics department, where he was promoted to Full Professor in 2014.