Successfull First Results From World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector

July 12, 2022

"An innovative and uniquely sensitive dark matter detector – the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment – has passed a check-out phase of startup operations and delivered first results. LZ is located deep below the Black Hills of South Dakota in the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) and is led by the DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). "

"While dark matter particles have never actually been detected, they may not be true for much longer. The countdown may have begun already with results from LZ’s first 60 “live days” of testing. "

Success! First Results From World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector

By Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 

"LZ is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, a DOE Office of Science user facility. LZ is also supported by the Science & Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom; the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology; and the Institute for Basic Science, Korea. Over 35 institutions of higher education and advanced research provided support to LZ. The LZ collaboration acknowledges the assistance of the Sanford Underground Research Facility. "