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The LZ detector will use a giant tank of xenon and cutting edge detectors to search for a prominent dark matter candidate, weakly interacting massive particles.

Members of SLAC’s LZ team with loom used to weave high-voltage grids.

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They’ll work on experiments searching for dark matter and physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics to push our understanding of what makes...

Kelly Stifter and Julia Gonski.
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An enormous vat of pure liquid xenon will help scientists at SLAC and around the globe learn more about the universe.

A collection of pipes, towers, and other equipment
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This animation shows how krypton (red) is removed from xenon gas (blue) by flowing the combined gases through a column...
A blue cloud with red spots travels downward, passing gray spots. As it does, the red spots move downward faster.
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They’ll work on experiments that search for dark matter particles and exotic neutrino decays that could help explain why there’s more matter than antimatter...

Side-by-side portraits of Brian Lenardo and Chelsea Bartram
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SLAC researchers contributed to the design, construction, testing and analysis of the experiment, which has already put the tightest bounds yet on a popular...

Bubble-like glass lenses inside a white cylindrical apparatus.
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Maria Elena Monzani prepares an international team to search for clues to one of the biggest scientific mysteries.

Maria Elena Monzani at the LZ test facility
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Four large meshes made from 2 miles of metal wire will extract potential signals of dark matter particles.

LZ Grids Weaving
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The building boom

These projects, selected during the process to plan the future of US particle physics, are all set to come online within the next 10...

Illustration of various science experiments
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Something Borrowed

SLAC engineer Knut Skarpaas designs some of physics’ most challenging machines, finding inspiration in unexpected places.

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Around the world, scientists and non-scientists alike celebrated the first international Dark Matter Day.

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System tests at SLAC continue with 32 light sensors - up from a single one - in a small-scale version of the future experiment...

LZ PMT Array
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The emeritus physicist was honored for the development of novel detectors that have greatly advanced experiments in particle physics, especially BABAR, which looked into...

Blair Ratcliff 2017 DPF Instrumentation Award