project . 2017 - 2022 . On going

ULTIMATE

Towards the ultimate dark matter detector
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 724320 Call for proposal: ERC-2016-COG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-COG Overall Budget: 1,982,940 EURFunder Contribution: 1,982,940 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 May 2017
    End Date
    30 Apr 2022
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
  • Open Access mandate
    Research Data: No
Description
Dark matter is a major component of the Universe, outnumbering ordinary baryonic matter by a factor 5. As it has not yet been observed, its detection and subsequent characterization is one of the most important goals in particle physics. ULTIMATE will be the first project world-wide that focuses entirely on cutting-edge research towards the ultimate detector. Using a low-background time projection chamber (TPC) filled with ~40t of liquid xenon (LXe), this instrument will search for Galactic dark matter in the form of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs). It will probe the entire experimentally accessible parameter space above masses of a few GeV/c², whic...
Description
Dark matter is a major component of the Universe, outnumbering ordinary baryonic matter by a factor 5. As it has not yet been observed, its detection and subsequent characterization is one of the most important goals in particle physics. ULTIMATE will be the first project world-wide that focuses entirely on cutting-edge research towards the ultimate detector. Using a low-background time projection chamber (TPC) filled with ~40t of liquid xenon (LXe), this instrument will search for Galactic dark matter in the form of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs). It will probe the entire experimentally accessible parameter space above masses of a few GeV/c², whic...
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