DETECTOR SYSTEM FOR THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENT ON DARK MATTER

Grant number: LE160100080 | Funding period: 2016 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

This project involves the installation of equipment for an experiment to detect our galaxy's dark matter via nuclear recoil. Here in the Southern Hemisphere, we have a crucial advantage in the search for dark matter via direct detection, which will allow us to independently test the most persistent and enigmatic signal in the worldwide dark matter detection effort. The detector system, called SABRE South, is designed to be paired with a matching one in the Northern Hemisphere. The research program is addressing one of the most important unsolved problems of contemporary science.