FULL SCALE DETECTOR SYSTEM FOR THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN DARK MATTER EXPERIMENT

Grant number: LE170100162 | Funding period: 2017 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

This project aims to complete a detector system to detect dark matter via nuclear recoil in the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory (SUPL). The Southern Hemisphere location and the ultra-pure crystals are a crucial advantage in the search for dark matter via direct detection. The detector system will provide the sensitivity needed to test the most persistent and enigmatic signal in the world-wide dark matter direct detection search and ensure Australian leadership in this field. The discovery of dark matter is expected to be as important as that of the Higgs boson and gravitational waves.